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AP Physics 2: Conservation of Nucleon Number - Chapter Summary
Our professional instructors outline radioactive decay and conservation of nucleon number in this informative chapter. Whether you're getting ready to take the AP Physics 2 exam or just want to get caught up in class, you can work through these lessons as your own pace. Use the video tabs feature to go back and review any of the material you've learned in the video lessons. If you like to create study guides so you can review the material anytime, our printable lesson transcripts highlight key vocabulary words and terms you'll want to focus on. These lessons are designed to help you:
- Understand the different types of radioactive decay and how they affect the nucleus
- Give some examples of nuclear reaction
- Define the conservation of nucleon number
1. Nuclear Reaction: Definition & Examples
Learn the differences between a nuclear reaction and a chemical reaction. Also learn how the nuclear reaction involves subatomic particles including protons and neutrons. Discover the different types of nuclear reactions including fission and fusion and also how a nuclear power plant works to produce energy.
2. Types of Radioactive Decay and Their Effect on the Nucleus
What is meant by the term 'radioactive'? In this lesson we will break down the three main types of nuclear decay particles and discuss their composition, their effect on the nucleus, and their applications.
3. Conservation of Nucleon Number: Definition & Examples
There are several conservation laws in science. This lesson will focus on the conservation of electrical charge and mass dealing specifically with the nucleus of the atom.
4. Making Predictions About Radioactive Nuclei & Decay
In this lesson, you will learn about radioactive decay and related calculations. You will also learn to predict what type of radioactive decay a particular nucleus will undergo.
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