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C-14 is a natural isotope used for ____ dating. 6
A ____ ray is a photon emitted by a radioactive substance. 8
A ____ particle is a high-speed electron emitted by nuclei. beta
A ____ counter is used to detect ionizing radiation. gamma
All carbon isotopes (e.g. C-12 and C-14) have ____ protons. Geiger
Carbon-14 has 6 protons and ____ neutrons. heavier
C-12 is a stable isotope, whereas C-14 is a ____ isotope. radioactive
Tritium (two neutrons) is ____ than deuterium (one neutron). radiocarbon

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