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Multiple choice questions on radioactivity

1. How many radioactive decay series exist in nature?

a. 3
b. 1
c. 0
d. 2
e. 10

2. Of the following, which is not a magic number of protons?

a. 82
b. 20
c. 50
d. 126
e. 8

3. In the nuclear transmutation, (attached formula) , what is the bombarding particle?

a. A gamma photon
b. An alpha particle
c. A beta particle
d. A proton
e. A phosphorus nucleus

4. Bombardment of uranium-235 with a neutron generates tellurium-135, 3 neutrons, and ________.

a. krypton-103
b. zirconium-98
c. krypton-101
d. zirconium-99
e. strontium-99

5. In the nuclear transmutation represented by (attached document), what is the product?

a. Curium-245
b. Curium-242
c. Uranium-243
d. Uranium-242
e. Uranium-245

6. In the nuclear transmutation represented by (attached), what is the product?

a. Carbon-16
b. Carbon-12
c. Nitrogen-16
d. Nitrogen-15
e. Carbon-14

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Multiple choice questions on radioactivity

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