Problem: Nuclei above the belt of stability can lower their neutron-to-proton ratio through whichprocess?A. alpha decayB. beta emissionC. gamma emissionD. positron emissionE. electron capture

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The Valley, Band or Belt of Stability represents the area where stable, non-radioactive isotopes exist based on their ratio of neutrons to protons. 

A diagram showing the belt of stability is shown below: 

We can see that the type of decay that occurs above the belt is either Beta-decay or emission or Neutron emission. 

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Nuclei above the belt of stability can lower their neutron-to-proton ratio through which
process?

A. alpha decay
B. beta emission
C. gamma emission
D. positron emission
E. electron capture

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