Chemical Engineering - Nuclear Power Engineering - Discussion


The decrease in the atomic number is not observed in case of

[A]. electron capture
[B]. β-emission
[C]. α-emission
[D]. positron emission

Answer: Option B


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Alamin said: (Oct 25, 2017)  
How is the decrease in atomic number not observed in case of beta emission? I need an explanation.

Meru said: (Apr 5, 2018)  

In beta emission, the atomic number will increase rather than decrease because in beta emission proton of the nucleus will convert into a neutron and release positron or electron.

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