Identify the particle represented by each symbol as an alpha particle, a beta particle, a gamma ray, a positron, a neutron, or a proton.
Solution 55P :
The particle represented is a Beta () particle.
Beta () radiation occurs when an unstable nucleus emits an electron . When an unstable nuclei converts the neutron to proton, the electron is emitted and as a result Beta () radiation occurs. The symbol for a beta () particle in a nuclear equation is :