Chemistry

Question

Which of the following forms of radiation particles has the greatest mass?

alpha particle

beta particle

neutron

gamma

2 Answer

  • The alpha particle is the biggest in this group.
  • Answer:

    The particle with the greatest mass is:

    The alpha particle.

    Explanation:

    The mass of the Alpha Particle is considered to be 4 amu, which is the biggest of all these options.

    The mass o the beta particle is considered to be 1/2000 amu which is considered to be the third place of the elements shown.

    The neutron has a mass of 1 amu which makes it larger than the beta particle's mass and brings it to the second place of our rank.

    The gamma particle mass is considered to be 0 because it is made of pure energy. Therefore it occupies the fourth place in our rank.

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