Fusion, Fission, Carbon Dating, Tracers & Imaging: Applications of Nuclear Chemistry - Quiz & Worksheet


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

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1. The type of nuclear power that occurs when a heavier atom splits into smaller pieces, which is the most common on Earth is known as _____.

2. Two artifacts have recently been discovered. After testing, it is found that Artifact A has 20% of carbon-14 in it, while Artifact B has 35% of carbon-14 in it. Which of the two artifacts is the OLDEST?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of the various applications of nuclear chemistry. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the natures of nuclear fusion and fission.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The process in which two lighter atoms combine to form one heavier atom
  • The process that may require initiation from a neutron
  • The process used to determine how old something is
  • What a radioactive tracer and isotope are
  • The half-life of carbon-14

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as fusion and fission
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the applications of nuclear chemistry
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the half-life of carbon and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about dating ancient artifacts

Additional Learning

To learn more about nuclear chemistry, review the corresponding lesson on Applications of Nuclear Chemistry. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define nuclear chemistry
  • Differentiate between nuclear fusion and nuclear fission
  • Know how radioactive carbon dating works
  • Explore medical applications of nuclear chemistry
  • Define radioactive tracers