Patterns of Nuclear Stability (Section)
Using the concept of magic numbers, explain why alpha emission is relatively common, but proton emission is nonexistent.
Cayla Haupt Dr. Tong Ren Chem 115 Nuclear Chemistry Lecture August 25th, September 1st 2016 I. Nuclear Chemistry is All Around Us A. Americium is in smoke detectors. B. Fluorine is in our bodies. C. Thorium is in gas lamps. D. Plutonium in rocketships. E. Uranium glows in the dark. II. Structure of the Neutral Atom A. Mostly empty space. B. Nucleons: protons+neutrons. C. Nuclide: The specific composition of a nucleus. 1. Often designated by its mass number. D. Positive nucleus is approximately10 ❑−14❑ m.