What is beta plus?

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Jul 24, 2018

Answer:

Beta plus is a type of radioactive decay.

Explanation:

Beta particles are electrons or positrons (positively charged electrons, also called antielectrons). In beta plus decay, a proton decays into a neutron, a positron, and a neutrino: #"p"^(+)"##rarr##"n"^(0)" + e"^(+) + nu_e#. This type of decay decreases the atomic number by #1#, but does not change the mass number.

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