CHEM 471: Nuclear & Radiochemistry


Radioactive Decay and Nuclear Stability; The components of the nucleus, terms and notations, the discovery of radioactivity and the types of emissions ; types of radioactive decay, balancing nuclear equations, nuclear stability and the mode of decay; the Kinetics of radioactive decay: the rate of radioactive decay. radioisotope dating; the interconversion of matter and energy: The mass defect, nuclear binding energy, natural radioactivity; nuclear transmission: discovery of the neutron, particle accelerators and the tramsuranium elements; the effect of nuclear radiation on matter: excitation and ionization emissions; the effect of ionizing radiation on living matter; application of radioisopes: application of non-ionizing radiation (radioactive tracers), application of ionizing radiation; Nuclear fission and fusion and their applications.