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In alpha decay, the radioactive atom emits an alpha particle.An alpha particle contains two protons and two neutrons.Some, however, are unstable -- given time, they will spontaneously undergo one of the several kinds of radioactive decay, changing in the process into another element.There are two common kinds of radioactive decay, alpha decay and beta decay.

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A third, very rare type of radioactive decay is called electron absorption.

Uranium-238 contains 92 protons and 146 neutrons, while uranium-235 contains 92 protons and 143 neutrons.