Holt Physical Science Chapter 16: Atomic Energy Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Despite human skin providing protection against alpha particles, why is it dangerous to ingest alpha particles?

Question 2 2. Which of the following can be shielded by a piece of paper?

Question 3 3. Which type of reaction is involved with nuclear reactors?

Question 4 4. The charges on beta particles (Β - ), alpha particles (α) and gamma (γ) rays are _____ respectively.

Question 5 5. Which particles are present in the nucleus of an atom?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is Yucca Mountain in Nevada known for?

Question 7 7. Which of the following is really just a high-energy electron?

Question 8 8. What is the term used to describe an accident that involves severe overheating of the nuclear reactor?

Question 9 9. How does a nuclear reaction differ from a chemical reaction?

Question 10 10. Which of the following is the term used for the process by which an unstable atomic nucleus loses energy by releasing radiation?

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Question 11 11. Radiometric dating is a method used to date rocks based on what?

Question 12 12. When does nuclear fusion occur?

Question 13 13. Which of the following terms describes an illness caused by exposure to a large dose of radiation over a short period of time?

Question 14 14. Isotopes are

Question 15 15. Which of the following types of radioactive decay does not result in a change in the number of protons and neutrons within a nucleus, but does release a lot of energy?

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Question 16 16. What are the three types of radiation?

Question 17 17. A large nucleus may get to a more stable state by emitting two protons and two neutrons. This describes which type of radioactive decay?

Question 18 18. Which of the following has no mass and does not change the composition of the nucleus?

Question 19 19. If a parent nucleus is feeling unstable because the ratio of neutrons to protons is too great, it might undergo a type of radioactive decay which results in the neutron emitting an electron (a beta particle) from the nucleus and turning into a proton. This describes what type of radioactive decay?

Question 20 20. Major sources of radiation include all of the following EXCEPT

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Question 21 21. Which of the following has a mass of 1 and an atomic number of 1?

Question 22 22. What is the difference between carbon-13 and carbon-14?

Question 23 23. Why is it difficult to dispose of radioactive waste?

Question 24 24. Why is nuclear power thought to be a 'climate friendly' form of energy?

Question 25 25. Which of the following is true about radioactive materials?

Holt Physical Science Chapter 16: Atomic Energy Chapter Exam Instructions

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