When an instable atom emits alpha or beta particles. Doesn't the overal electrical charge of the remaining atom change? For example when an atom emits alpha decay, a helium core is emitted, this results in the lose of two protons (forthe radiating atom). But doens't this mean the atom became an ion, because it has 2 elektrons 'to much' (more than protons). And when it emits beta radiation. It forms an extra proton, so doesn't this make the atom a positive ion? And when this happens, does the atom remain an ion or??
The Attempt at a Solution
I have no idea