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CBB chapter 4

A large, complex molecule built form smaller molecules joined together in a repeating pattern Polymer
One of the smaller molecules from which polymers are built Monomer
A synthetic polymer that can be molded and shaped Plastic
A combination of two or more substances that creates a new material with different properties Composite
A hard, crystalline solid made by heating clay and other mineral materials to high temperatures Ceramic
A clear solid material with no crystal structure created by heating sand to a very high temperature Glass
A threadlike piece of glass, or plastic that can be used for transmitting messages in the form of light Optical fiber
A reaction involving the particles in a the nucleus of an atom that can change one element into another Nuclear reaction
The process in which the atomic nuclei of unstable isotopes release fast- moving particles and energy Radioactive decay
The spontaneous emission of radiation by unstable atomic nucleus Radioactivity
A type of nuclear radiation consisting of two protons and two neutrons Alpha particle
A fast moving electron that is given off as nuclear radiation Beta particle
A type of nuclear radiation made of high energy waves Gamma radiation
The process of determining the age of an object using the half-life of one or more radioactive isotopes Radioactive dating
A radioactive isotope that can be followed through the steps of a chemical reaction or industrial process Tracer
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