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nelson chem 1.4

An isotope is a different form of the same elements
How are isotopes different Isotopes will have a different number of neutrons
Isotopic frequency The abundance of an isotope in the sample of an element
What is a mass spectrometer An instrument used to measure the mass and abundance of isotopes
What is radioactive decay The spontaneous decay of unstable isotopes
Nuclear radiation When the nucleus of a radioisotope emit's energy as it decays
what is an Alpha particle A product of nuclear decay that is positvely charged
What is a Beta particle A product of nuclear decay that is negatively charged
Gamma rays are highend electromagnetic radiation
What is a radioisotope An isotope that decays to form two or more smaller nucleus and radiation
If something is radioactive that means it has the potential to emit nuclear radiation upon decay
What is atomic mass the weighted average of the mass of naturally occuring isotopes of an element
what are the three parts to a spectrometer ion source, analyzer, detector
Alpha rays can go through paper can be penetrated by
Beta rays can go through Paper and Aluminum can be penetrated by
Gamma ray can go through Paper, Aluminum and Lead
Alpha rays, Beta rays and gamma rays are all products of nuclear decay
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