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An electric and magnetic disturbance traveling through space at the speed of light
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Electromagnetic radiation
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A way of ordering or grouping the electromagnetic radiations
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Electromagnetic spectrum
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The maximum height of a wave
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Amplitude
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The distance between the peak of one wave to the peak of the next one (m)
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Wavelength
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The number of waves passing a given point each second (Hz)
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Frequency
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The removal of an electron from an atom
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Ionization
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The atom and the electron that was removed from ionization
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Ion pair
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High energy particles with the ability to ionize matter
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Particulate radiation
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Particle consisting of two protons bound to two neutrons with a net positive charge and the ability to ionize matter
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Alpha particulate
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An electron that is emitted from an unstable nucleus with the ability to ionize matter
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Beta particulate
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A general term for the process by which an atom with excess energy in its nucleus emits particles and energy to regain energy
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Radioactivity
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The process of a radioactive element giving off excess energy and particles to regain stability
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Radioactive decay
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Elements that are composed of atoms with unstable nuclei
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Radioactive
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The length of time it takes for half the remaining atoms in a quantity of a particular radioactive element to decay

Used to measure radioactivity
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Half-live
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Positively charged beta particle
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Positron