In a radioactive decay chain, 90232Th nucleus decays to 82212Pb nucleus. Let Nα and Nβ be the number of α and β− particles respectively, emitted in this decay process. Which of the following statements is (are) true?
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Correct options are A) and C)
90232Th has converted into 82212Pb
Change in mass number (A) = 20
∴ no of α particle =420=5
Due to 5α particle, z will change by 10 unit.
Since given change is 8, therefore no. of the beta particle is 10−8=2