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nuclear chemistry Chapter 21, CHM 116

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Chapter 21 Nuclear Chemistry Isotopes: Elements with different number of neutrons Radioisotope: An atom that spontaneously emits radiation. A nuclear reaction is the one that involves changes in an atom’s nucleus. Spontaneous radioactive emission rate is not affected by Temperature, pressure or catalyst. Q: what are five types of radioactive decays?  Alpha particle( helium nucleus) -  Beta particle( electron) β  Positron( positive charge β +  Gamma radiation ( no charge ϒ)  Electron Capture( electron) What are the relative penetrating powers?  Alpha 1  Beta 100  Gamma 10000 (gamma has the most penetrating power) Patterns of Nuclear Stability  Light nuclei with low n/p ratios undergo positron emission  Nuclei with Z≥84 undergo alpha emission  Nuclei with high n/p ratios undergo beta emission  Heavy nuclei with low n/p ratios undergo electron capture Nuclei with an even number of protons and neutrons tend to be more stable. Nuclear Transmutations-is the change of one element into another by bombarding atoms with high-energy particles. Radioactive decay is a first order reaction.  Thus t1/2n2/k  In(Nt/N0)=-Kt  Half life is the time required for half of the original sample to decay Nuclear Binding Energies  The most stable nuclide is Fe  Therefore lighter elements combine( Fusion) and heavier nuclei split( fission)  Nuclear Fission is the fragmentation of heavy nuclei to form lighter eg Uranium chain reaction  Critical mass- the mass required for the chain reaction to become self sustaining What are the relative powers of ionization for radioactive particles?  Gamma rays 1  Beta 100  Alpha particles 10000


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