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During a negative beta decay,



Your Answer
A

an atomic electron is ejected

Your Answer
B

an electron which is already present within the nucleus is ejected

Correct Answer
C

a neutron in the nucleus decays emitting an electron

Your Answer
D

a proton in the nucleus decays emitting an electron


Solution

The correct option is C

a neutron in the nucleus decays emitting an electron


In beta minus decay, a neutron is converted to a proton and the process creates an electron and an electron antineutrino.

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