Observing nuclear radiation

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What does a radioactive substance contain?
unstable nuclei that become stable by emitting radiation
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When does radioactive decay happen?
Radioactive decay is a random event- we cannot predict or influence when it happens
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Where does background radiation come from? - 3 details
radioactive substances in the environment, or from space, or from devices such as X-ray machines
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What is the basic structure of an atom?
small central nucleus, made up of protons and neutrons, surrounded by electrons
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which part of an atom might emit alpha particles?
the nucleus
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What happens to the rate of radioactive decay if the temperature is doubles?
It stays the same
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