How do you characterize alpha, beta, and gamma radiation in terms of mass and charge?

1 Answer
Feb 13, 2016

They are three different things. Alpha and Beta radiation are particles. Gamma radiation is light.


One Alpha particle is the helium nucleus, two protons and two neutrons, with mass of #6.644xx10^(−24)g#. One beta particle is an electron with mass #9.109xx10^(−28) g)#. Th gamma radiation is a radiation very strong withb the enrgy abouy #10^19 Hz#.