What role did Marie Sklodowska Curie play in the discovery

Introductory Chemistry | 5th Edition | ISBN: 9780321910295 | Authors: Nivaldo Tro

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What role did Marie Sklodowska Curie play in the discovery of radioactivity? How was she acknowledged for her work in radioactivity?

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Marie Curie studied the radiation of all compounds containing the known radioactive elements, including uranium and thorium, which she later discovered was also radioactive. She also found out that:

 you can exactly measure the strength of the radiation from uranium;the intensity of the radiation is proportional to the amount of uranium or thorium in the compound - no matter what compound it is;the ability to emit radiation does not depend on the arrangement of the atoms in a molecule; it must be linked to the interior of the atom itself - a revolutionary discovery!When she realized that some uranium and/or thorium compounds had stronger radiation than uranium,...
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Textbook: Introductory Chemistry
Edition: 5
Author: Nivaldo Tro
ISBN: 9780321910295

This full solution covers the following key subjects: radioactivity, Play, DID, discovery, Marie. This expansive textbook survival guide covers 19 chapters, and 2045 solutions. The full step-by-step solution to problem: 4Q from chapter: 17 was answered by Patricia, our top Chemistry solution expert on 05/06/17, 06:45PM. The answer to “What role did Marie Sklodowska Curie play in the discovery of radioactivity? How was she acknowledged for her work in radioactivity?” is broken down into a number of easy to follow steps, and 21 words. Since the solution to 4Q from 17 chapter was answered, more than 245 students have viewed the full step-by-step answer. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Introductory Chemistry, edition: 5. Introductory Chemistry was written by Patricia and is associated to the ISBN: 9780321910295.

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