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B Is nucleus unstable?

  1. Oct 28, 2016 #1
    Radioactive things radiate alpha, beta and gamma particles to achieve stability. As nucleus also emits these particles, can we say nucleus is unstable?
     
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  3. Oct 28, 2016 #2

    e.bar.goum

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    The "radioactive things" that emit alpha beta and gamma particles are nuclei. So, yes. (but not all nuclei are unstable/radioactive!)

    Let me re-write your statement:

    "Radioactive nuclei emit alpha, beta and gamma particles to achieve stability. Such nuclei are unstable"
     
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