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RadioactivityName:__________________
Match the words in the first column to the best available answer in the second column.

 

_____ nuclear binding energy 1) electromagnetic wave
 
_____ nuclear mass defect 2) holds protons and neutrons together
 
_____ alpha particle 3) how radioactivity is detected
 
_____ beta particle 4) breaks down in radioactive decay
 
_____ gamma ray 5) mass of nucleus - mass of protons + neutrons
 
_____ ionization 6) high energy electrons
 
_____ half-life 7) produced in beta decay
 
_____ antineutrino 8) nuclear reaction that powers electrical generation
 
_____ weak nuclear force 9) predicted rate of radioactive decay
 
_____ fission 10) 2 protons and two neutrons