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Tue January 17, 2012 By: Devna
 

exp with example ,whether the neutron-proton ratio increases or decreases due to beta -decay?

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Tue January 17, 2012

Beta Decay occurs when the neutron to proton ratio is too great in the nucleus and causes instability. In basic beta decay, a neutron is turned into a proton and an electron. The electron is then emitted. So, Beta emission decreases the neutron to proton ratio

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