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Charge of an electron

negative

2

charge of a proton

positive

3

a type of radioactive decay in which an atomic nucleus emits an alpha particle and thereby transforms or 'decays' into an atom with a mass number that is reduced by four and an atomic number that is reduced by two

alpha

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creates an electron, radiation composed at a high speed

beta

5

Type of energy that is most penetrating

gamma