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Why Radioactivity is caused by weak nuclear force?

  1. Oct 10, 2015 #1
    There is confusion in my mind regarding Weak forces
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  3. Oct 10, 2015 #2


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    This is true for beta decays only, alpha decays and gamma decays do not happen via the weak interaction.
    Only the weak interaction can make a proton out of a neutron (plus electron+neutrino) or vice versa.
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