# Ch 9: Atomic and Nuclear Physics

Let us help you understand the basic concepts of atomic and nuclear physics. These video lessons and quizzes are just some of our high school-level physical science learning materials.

## Atomic and Nuclear Physics - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

The lessons in this chapter cover the fundamentals of atomic and nuclear physics, including radioactive decay, nuclear reactions and disintegration energy. An experienced instructor will lead you through each topic, examining the work of Max Planck, Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg and explaining core concepts, such as fusion and fission. This chapter can help you understand the following:

• The photoelectric effect
• Planck's constant
• Wave particle duality
• Nuclear force
• How to balance nuclear equations
• Applications of nuclear chemistry

Video Objectives
Photons and the Photoelectric Effect Describe photons and the significance of the photoelectric effect.
Planck's Constant Understand Planck's constant and the significance of its value.
The Bohr Model and Atomic Spectra Draw the Bohr model of the hydrogen atom and how it relates to atomic spectra.
Wave Particle Duality Explore this concept of quantum mechanics.
Einstein's Works Leads the Way for Microwave Ovens, X-rays and Lasers Describe how the work of Einstein led to these inventions.
Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle Discuss factors of Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle.
Electron Cloud Model Define and discuss the electron cloud model of an atom.
Nuclear Physics: Nuclear Force and Building Energy Define and discuss nuclear force and how it works.
Nuclear Reaction: Definition, Examples and Quiz Examine types of nuclear reactions and their results.
Types of Radioactive Decay and Their Effect on the Nucleus List the types of radioactive decay and describe their effects on the nucleus and shielding requirements.
Balancing Nuclear Equations and Predicting the Product of a Nuclear Reaction Know how to balance a nuclear equation and predict the product of a nuclear reaction.
Half-Life: Calculating Radioactive Decay and Interpreting Decay Graphs Learn to make calculations involving half-life and use a graph to determine the half-life of a radioactive sample.
Mass-Energy Conversion, Mass Defect and Nuclear Binding Energy Explain the relationship between mass and energy and define mass defect and nuclear binding energy.
Fusion, Fission, Carbon Dating, Tracers and Imaging: Applications of Nuclear Chemistry Discuss some applications of radioactive nuclides.
Disintegration Energy Define disintegration energy.

15 Lessons in Chapter 9: Atomic and Nuclear Physics
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