Chapter 19 Outline


Diagnosing Appendicitis


Types of Radioactivity

This section outlines the three different forms of radiation, alpha particles, beta particlas and gamma radiation. The mass, charge, and characteristics are discussed. This goes back to the experiment by Rutherford discussed last semester. This section also discusses different radioactive processis and balancing nuclear reactions. Note that the mass is preserved. You should be able to determine the products from alpha emission, beta emission, positron emission, and electron capture.

The Valley of Stability: Predicting the Type of Radioactivity

This section is to help you determine what isotopes of a particular element will be radioactive.

The Kinetics of Radioactive Decay and Radiometric Dating

First order kinetics for radioactive decay. Discuss half life, you should be able to relate this to the integrated rate equation for a first order reaction. This is used for radio dating.

The Discovery of Fission: The Atomic Bomb and Nuclear Power

Nuclear reactions to produce artificial elements and isotopes. This is done with particle accelerators and nuclear reactors.

Converting Mass to Energy: Mass Defect and Nuclear Binding Energy


Nuclear Fusion: The Power of the Sun

Nuclear reactions to produce artificial elements and isotopes. This is done with particle accelerators and nuclear reactors.

The Effects of Radiation on Life

Discusses radiation dose and effect.

Radioactivity In Medicine

Nuclear reactions to produce artificial elements and isotopes. This is done with particle accelerators and nuclear reactors.
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