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Why are some elements radioactive and some not?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (18093points) 1 week ago

Just wondering.

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Caravanfan's avatar

It depends on the stability of the nucleus. As nuclei get bigger, they get less stable and therefore are radioactive.

RocketGuy's avatar

Here is everything you would ever want to know about it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radioactive_decay

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