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Madison's Chapter 16

Madison Zebrowski's Chapter 16 Flascards

The process by which an unstable nucleus gives off nuclear radiation Radioactivity
The sum of the numbers of protons and neutrons in the nucleus of an atom Mass Number
ASnother name for radioactivity Radioactive Decay
An atom that has the same number of protons as other atoms of the same element do but that has a different number of neutrons Isotope
The time needed for half of a sample of a radioactive substance to undergo radioactive decay Half-life
The splitting of the nucleus of a large atom into two or more fragments Nuclear Fission
A continuous series of nuclear fission reactions Nuclear Chain Reaction
The combination of the nuclei of small atoms to form a larger nucleus Nuclear Fusion
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