What are the atomic number and atomic mass of the element formed when 218Po emits a beta particle?

1 Answer
May 13, 2018

Mass: 218
Atomic #: 85


When an element emits a beta particle, the mass stays the same, but the atomic number increases by 1

The atomic number increases because Beta Radiation is when a neutron breaks and forms a proton and electron. The protons are the reason that the atomic # increases by 1.