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what is a parent atomin physics??
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A parent atom is a term used to describe the original state of an atom or element before it undergoes a chemical change. For instance, it may be used when talking about radioactive decay. The original element would be the parent atom, and the element that results from the radioactive decay would be the daughter atom. It might also be used when discussing ions. The parent atom would be the element before it undergoes ionization, and the daughter atom would be the resulting cation or anion.
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