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Beta Decay

Radioactive decay of elements involving the conversion of protons or neutrons into different atomic particles.

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Beta Decay

Sometimes known as Beta minus decay or Beta emission, this process is related to Positron decay. An unstable atom takes a neutron and turns it into a proton, creating a high-energy electron known as a Beta particle. This makes the atom more stable. In this video, we learn the basics of Beta decay, and then write nuclear equations.

Courtesy of Tyler DeWitt

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