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Nuclear decay

Nuclear Decay, Fission, Fusion, Radiation

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chemical reactions can be sped up, slowed down and can be affected by a catalyst
nuclear reactions cannot be sped up, slowed down and unaffected by a catalyst
total percent for a percent comparison calculation 100%
heavy nucleus split into many lighter nuclei nuclear fission
ligher nuclei combine to for heavier nucleus nuclear fusion
the result of gamma rays no change to atomic number or mass
the result of alpha particles atomic number + atomic mass changes
the result of beta particles atomic number changes
used to find age of fossils radiocarbon dating (isotope C-14)
change in number of neutrons isotope
blocks alpha radiation paper
blocks beta radiation wood
blocks gamma radiation partially concrete/lead
time it takes for radioactive source to decrease by 50% half-life
anything that releases alpha or beta particles or gamma rays radiation
used to measure radiation levels Geiger counter / film badge
benefit of radiation find and treat cancer
negative of radiation cause cancer or radiation sickness
used to store nuclear "waste" radiation underwater holding tanks
Created by: cadetjt