Ch 21: ASVAB: Nuclear Chemistry

About This Chapter

Investigate the lessons in this chapter to develop a solid understanding of nuclear chemistry content that could surface on the ASVAB. Video lessons and their transcripts effectively communicate the subject matter.

ASVAB: Nuclear Chemistry - Chapter Summary

Become familiar with key nuclear chemistry content through the chapter's clear definitions and examples. After completing this chapter, you will be set for any questions on the ASVAB about:

  • Chemical energy and nuclear energy
  • Calculating radioactive decay
  • Major radioactive decay and its effect on the nucleus
  • Half life examples
  • Various types of hydrocarbons and their formulas

Our professional instructors acquaint you with this material in a handful of short, engaging videos that can each be completed in a matter of a few minutes. Determine the extent of your grasp on this material by taking a practice quiz with each lesson.

Objectives of the ASVAB: Nuclear Chemistry Chapter

The ASVAB gauges your competencies across numerous subjects to see if you meet the requirements for joining the military. Any questions on the ASVAB that you see dealing with nuclear chemistry will be multiple-choice and among the General Science subtest's 16 computer-based test questions (or 25 questions on the paper version of the exam). This particular subtest has about 11% of the ASVAB's total questions.

6 Lessons in Chapter 21: ASVAB: Nuclear Chemistry
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What is Chemical Energy? - Definition & Examples

1. What is Chemical Energy? - Definition & Examples

This lesson describes chemical energy as a type of potential energy stored in chemicals, such as sugar and gasoline. The lesson discusses how energy is transferred from solar energy to chemical energy by plants and how gasoline is a source of chemical energy used to move cars.

What is Nuclear Energy? - Definition & Examples

2. What is Nuclear Energy? - Definition & Examples

You've probably heard of nuclear energy. But what is it? And what is the difference between fusion and fission? This lesson will answer your questions about this exciting form of energy that involves atoms and their nuclei.

Types of Radioactive Decay and Their Effect on the Nucleus

3. 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.

Half-life: Calculating Radioactive Decay and Interpreting Decay Graphs

4. Half-life: Calculating Radioactive Decay and Interpreting Decay Graphs

What causes a radioactive particle to decay? We'll never really know, but our best guess lies in probability. In this lesson, we are going to focus on the half-life, a way of measuring the probability that a particle will react.

What is Hydrocarbon? - Definition, Formula & Compounds

5. What is Hydrocarbon? - Definition, Formula & Compounds

Hydrocarbons are organic compounds that are made of only hydrogen and carbon atoms. They are found in many places, including crude oil and natural gas. Learn the different forms of these simple, yet varied, organic compounds.

Nuclear Membrane: Definition & Functions

6. Nuclear Membrane: Definition & Functions

The DNA in your cells is protected by a nuclear membrane. In this lesson, you can learn about the composition of the nuclear membrane and its important functions.

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