Urgent 24) When the nucleus of an element undergoes beta emission in chemistry

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When the nucleus of an element undergoes beta emission

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Answer - C. The number of neutrons increases by one.

Though there are different kind of Beta emissions. Consider A as atomic mass and Z as atomic number, following possibilities exists -

Beta-Negative decay (A, Z+1)

Double beta decay (A, Z+2)
Double electron capture (A, Z-2)
Electron capture (A, Z-1)

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