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What Type of Decay Is This?

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A daughter nucleus of $_{ 11 }^{ 23 }\text{Na}$ is formed when a parent nucleus of $_{ 12 }^{ 23 }\text{Mg}$ emits a certain type of decay particle.

What is emitted from the parent nucleus in this particular example of nuclear decay?

A

Alpha particle.

B

Beta particle.

C

Positron.

D

Gamma ray.