What represents beta decay?

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Dec 23, 2016

Answer:

Beta decay means the ejection of a beta particle, which is the same as an electron.

Explanation:

This can only happen is a neutron splts into an electron and a proton:

#n^0->p^+ +e^-#

This will increase the atomic number #A# by #1#, without altering the mass number #Z#., in other words, the atom will move up one position in the periodic system.