What increases in nucleus as a result of alpha and beta decays

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Well one of the questions that I'm not too sure the answer to is what parameter in the nucleus increases as a result of alpha and beta decay.


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Not too sure, I mean atomic number decreases and so does mass number so. But what increases? Theres less nucleons in the nucleus so theres less binding energy but theres also less mass. No idea.
 

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Homework Statement


Well one of the questions that I'm not too sure the answer to is what parameter in the nucleus increases as a result of alpha and beta decay.


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Not too sure, I mean atomic number decreases and so does mass number so.
Are you sure about that? What happens when a beta decay occurs?

But what increases? Theres less nucleons in the nucleus so theres less binding energy but theres also less mass. No idea.
Not even any attempt at Googling what happens during these decays?
 

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