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Solved: Describe the outcomes of radiation exposure at different doses (in rem)

Introductory Chemistry | 5th Edition | ISBN: 9780321910295 | Authors: Nivaldo J Tro ISBN: 9780321910295 34

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Problem 48Q

Problem 48Q

Describe the outcomes of radiation exposure at different doses (in rem).

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Solution 48Q:

Here, we are going to describe the outcomes of radiation exposure at different doses.

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The main unit of radiation exposure is rem(roentgen equivalent man). It measures the amount of ionization in the air caused by radioactive decay of nuclei.

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Radiation exposure can be specified in terms of the radiation dose. The two important categories of dose are:

  • Physical dose or absorbed dose
  • Biological dose or dose equivalent

Low-dose radiations are not harmful but high-dose radiations may lead to death. Radiation doses above 300 rem can be fatal and doses above 600 rem are almost certain to be fatal.

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Textbook: Introductory Chemistry
Edition: 5
Author: Nivaldo J Tro
ISBN: 9780321910295

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