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What happens when an atom is ionised?

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An atom becomes ionised when it becomes charged. This charge can be positive (+) or negative (-). What generally causes this is the gain or loss of

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Ismail JeilaniBSc Political Economy | Ex-Google | 7 years Teaching Experience 1k students helped

When Alpha or Beta particles pass another atom, they tend to pull electrons off it. This is the process of ionisation.