# Chemistry please help!

Nuclei with higher than desired neutron-to-proton ratio tend to undergo which type of decay?

alpha
beta
gamma
positron

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1. You want to decrease the number of neutrons and/or increase the number of protons; both can be accomplished by the emission of a beta particle.

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