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CEOE Physics: Atomic Structure & Nuclear Physics Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The equation E = mc2 shows that a small amount of mass creates _____.

Question 2 2. The nucleus of an atom:

Question 3 3. Which of the following statements is NOT true regarding the process of nuclear fusion?

Question 4 4. What is the energy required to break a nucleus into its individual nucleons called?

Question 5 5. Despite human skin providing protection against alpha particles, why is it dangerous to ingest alpha particles?

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Question 6 6. ALL atoms of the same element have:

Question 7 7. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 8 8. What did Rutherford discover in his gold foil experiment?

Question 9 9. The Bohr model of the atom:

Question 10 10. Why did Democritus disagree with Aristotle?

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Question 11 11. Who first coined the term atom, meaning indivisible?

Question 12 12. Which of the following is a definition of matter?

Question 13 13. The mass number indicates:

Question 14 14. A 6.95 gram sample of radioactive nobelium-259 has a half-life of 58 min. How much is left after 2 hours and 54 minutes?

Question 15 15. When writing electron configurations, electrons are represented in their lowest possible energy state, called their _____.

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Question 16 16. If Atom #1 has 19 protons and 22 neutrons, and Atom #2 has 20 protons and 22 neutrons, are these isotopes of the same element?

Question 17 17. Which scientist used the oil drop experiment to measure the charge of individual electrons?

Question 18 18. The difference between the mass of the nucleus and the sum of each individual nucleon is:

Question 19 19. When polonium-218 decays, it emits a beta particle, followed by an alpha particle. The resulting isotope is:

Question 20 20. Which of the following is really just a high-energy electron?

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Question 21 21. How many elements are there?

Question 22 22. A sample of thulium-171 has a mass of 0.4055 grams. How much is left after 6 half-lives?

Question 23 23. Becky was recently diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor. Her oncologist recommended treating the tumor with cobalt-60 due to its precision with treating this type of cancer. This substance is being used for _____.

Question 24 24. Which of the following is an example of when an electron absorbs energy?

Question 25 25. Why should you avoid looking directly at magnesium burning?

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Question 26 26. The equation E = mc2 shows that mass and energy are:

Question 27 27. Which of the following can be shielded by a piece of paper?

Question 28 28. During a nuclear reaction, mass is lost. Which of the following does this result in?

Question 29 29. If a substance has a half-life of 5 years, then how much of the initial sample remains after 15 years?

Question 30 30. Which of the following has no mass and does not change the composition of the nucleus?

CEOE Physics: Atomic Structure & Nuclear Physics Chapter Exam Instructions

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