Chemical Engineering - Nuclear Power Engineering - Discussion


The new nucleus formed after β-decay of a radioactive element has

[A]. less atomic number
[B]. less atomic weight
[C]. more atomic number
[D]. more atomic weight

Answer: Option A


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Janardan said: (Oct 22, 2015)  
Wrong answer, correct answer more atomic number.

If beta particle decay then atomic no. increase one in new atom.

Rajender said: (Aug 1, 2017)  
β+ decay results in nuclear transmutation, with the resulting element having an atomic number that is decreased by one. The Answer is correct.

Abir said: (Aug 11, 2017)  
β- decay(electron): Atomic no increase.
β+ decay(positron): Atomic no decrease.

Shyam K Verma said: (Jul 18, 2019)  
The Correct answer is increase atomic number.

Akhilesh Kumar said: (Jul 30, 2019)  
Increase by one unit.

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