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In $$\beta^-$$ decay, a

A
neutron converts into a proton emitting neutrino.
B
proton converts into a neutron emitting neutrino.
C
proton converts into a neutron emitting antineutrino.
D
neutron converts into a proton emitting antineutrino.
Solution
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Correct option is A. neutron converts into a proton emitting antineutrino.
The reaction of beta decay is shown as :
$$n \rightarrow p + e^- + \bar{\nu}_e$$ (antineutrino)

So, in a $$\beta-$$ decay, a neutron converts into a proton emitting antineutrino.

option (A) is correct.

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