Uranium-238 decays into thorium-234. How do scientists explain why this happens?
This is an example of radioactive decay causing transmutation.
The process of alpha decay releases an alpha particle from an unstable nucleus.
The symbol for alpha is a
This video provides further explanation for the process of radioactive decay. The video discusses examples of both alpha and beta decay.
Transmutation is the coversion of one chemical element into a different element.
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