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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsPhysics · 1 month ago

Alpha rays and beta rays bend in the opposite direction when passing through a magnetic field because?

-they consist of positively charged particles.

-they consist of oppositely charged particles.

-of the oscillating alpha wave principle.

-alpha and beta waves oppose each other.

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  • Zac Z
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    ... because they consist of oppositely charged particles.

    Alpha rays are helium nuclei (two protons -which gives them the positive charge- and two neutrons), whereas beta rays are electrons (which carry a negative charge).

    BTW, there is no "oscillating alpha wave principle", this is mumbo-jumbo aka BS.

    Also, saying that alpha and beta waves oppose each other doesn't make a lot of sense. The terms alpha and beta are historical terms that were given to these phenomena before their nature was known, alpha and beta being the first and second letter in the Greek alphabet. Basically, the different radioactive waves were just "numbered", that's all.

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  • 1 month ago

    -they consist of oppositely charged particles.

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