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Question 11.Despite human skin providing protection against alpha particles, why is it dangerous to ingest alpha particles?
Question 22.Which of the following can be shielded by a piece of paper?
Question 33.Which type of reaction is involved with nuclear reactors?
Question 44.The charges on beta particles, alpha particles and gamma rays are _____ respectively.
Question 55.Which particles are present in the nucleus of an atom?
Question 66.Which of the following is Yucca Mountain in Nevada known for?
Question 77.Which of the following is really just a high-energy electron?
Question 88.What is the term used to describe an accident that involves severe overheating of the nuclear reactor?
Question 99.How does a nuclear reaction differ from a chemical reaction?
Question 1010.Which of the following is the term used for the process by which an unstable atomic nucleus loses energy by releasing radiation?
Question 1111.Radiometric dating is a method used to date rocks based on what?
Question 1212.When does nuclear fusion occur?
Question 1313.Which of the following terms describes an illness caused by exposure to a large dose of radiation over a short period of time?
Question 1414.Isotopes are
Question 1515.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?
Question 1616.What are the three types of radiation?
Question 1717.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 1818.Which of the following has no mass and does not change the composition of the nucleus?
Question 1919.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 2020.Major sources of radiation include all of the following EXCEPT
Question 2121.Which of the following has a mass of 1 and an atomic number of 1?
Question 2222.What is the difference between carbon-13 and carbon-14?
Question 2323.Why is it difficult to dispose of radioactive waste?
Question 2424.Why is nuclear power thought to be a 'climate friendly' form of energy?
Question 2525.Which of the following is true about radioactive materials?
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