Chemistry 1‎ > ‎

Nuclear Chemistry

Nuclear reactions power everything from naval submarines, to the lights in homes and businesses, nuclear weapons, and even the energy put forth from stars!  While some reactions exude a massive amount of energy, some reactions also occur quietly and consistently.  An example is the decay of carbon Carbon-14 to Carbon-12.  By measuring the amount of Carbon-14 in a material, we can establish its age based on the half-life of Carbon-14.  This is known as carbon dating. The two types, fission and fusion, are ultimately responsible for every element in existence with the exception of Hydrogen (the simplest element.)  A nuclear reaction occurs anytime the reactant nuclei and the product nuclei are different.  In other words, if a nucleus has changed then a nuclear reaction has taken place.
SelectionFile type iconFile nameDescriptionSizeRevisionTimeUser
ċ

View
  May 25, 2017, 7:46 AM James Carrow
ċ

View
  May 19, 2015, 9:16 AM James Carrow
ċ

View
  Jan 13, 2016, 11:47 AM James Carrow
ĉ
View Download
  14k v. 1 May 18, 2015, 7:18 AM James Carrow
ċ

View
  Jun 5, 2017, 7:34 AM James Carrow