Question

Ionizing radiation is:

A

radiation that only interacts with ions

B

the same as a proton

C

a neutron that has accquired a charge, thus forming an ion

D

high energy radiation that remove eletrons from atoms or molecules.

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Correct option is D)

Ionizing radiation is any type of particle or electromagnetic wave that carries enough energy to ionize or remove electrons from an atom. There are two types of electromagnetic waves that can ionize atoms: X-rays and gamma-rays, and sometimes they have the same energy.Hence Option D is correct.

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