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

Asked by devna | 17th Jan, 2012, 04:15: PM

Expert Answer:

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

Answered by  | 17th Jan, 2012, 04:50: PM

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