Which way do beta particles bend toward?

Beta particles are negatively charged so they will be attracted towards a positively charged plate .

Do beta particles bend?

Placing a magnetic field across the path of beta radiation makes the beta particles bend because the particles are charged. The strength of the magnets and the energy of the beta particles will determine the degree of deflection.

Why do beta particles bend more?

Beta particles are fast-moving electrons with a very low mass and so have a high charge to mass density. They are deflected much more than the heavier alpha particles due to this charge to mass density.

What are beta particles deflected by?

Beta particles are deflected by a magnetic field in an opposite direction to alpha particles confirming they must hold a charge opposite to alpha particles. Beta particles are fast moving electrons and are thus negatively charged.

Why did the beta particles deflect towards the positive plate alpha particles towards the negative plate and gamma rays not deflected at all?

Alpha is positively charged and beta is negatively charged. Hence these are deflected in an electric or magnetic field whereas gamma radiations uncharged particles or neutral and therefore cannot deflect in an electric or magnetic field.

Why are alpha and beta rays deflected in opposite directions?

5. Alpha and beta rays are deflected in opposite directions in a magnetic field because they are oppositely charged—alpha are positive and beta negative. Gamma rays have no electric charge and are therefore undeflected.

What are the properties of beta particles?

Beta particles have a mass which is half of one thousandth of the mass of a proton and carry either a single negative (electron) or positive (positron) charge. As they have a small mass and can be released with high energy, they can reach relativistic speeds (close to the speed of light).

Why do the path of beta particles bend more than alpha particles?

Beta particles are attracted to the positively charged plate. This confirms that they are negatively charged. Beta particles are fast moving electrons with a very low mass and so have a high charge to mass density. They are deflected much more than the heavier alpha particles.

Why beta rays are deflected by magnetic field?

Alpha and beta radiations are charged particles. Alpha is positively charged and beta is negatively charged. Hence these are deflected in an electric or magnetic field whereas gamma radiations uncharged particles or neutral and therefore cannot deflect in an electric or magnetic field. Was this answer helpful?

Why is beta particles strongly deflected by a magnetic field?

Beta Particles in an electric field Beta particles are attracted to the positively charged plate. This confirms that they are negatively charged. Beta particles are fast moving electrons with a very low mass and so have a high charge to mass density. They are deflected much more than the heavier alpha particles.

Why were the alpha and beta particles deflected in opposite directions by the electric field?

When alpha and beta rays pass through a magnetic field their paths change?

A magnetic field (only one pole is shown) affects radioactive rays differently depending on the type of ray. Alpha rays (heavy, positively charged particles) are deflected slightly in one direction. Beta rays (light, negatively charged electrons) are deflected strongly in the opposite direction.