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Ch 22: CEOE Physical Science: Quantum Theory & Nuclear Reactions

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If you are looking to efficiently study for the CEOE Physical Science exam, it behooves you to get help from us. Thanks to this chapter we have created, you will know what's going to be on this exam.

CEOE Physical Science: Quantum Theory & Nuclear Reactions - Chapter Summary

Prepare to do well on the CEOE Physical Science exam. See what type of information you can pick up about nuclear reactions and quantum theory by using the lessons in this chapter. They will educate you on the following topics:

  • Definition and examples of quantum theory
  • Interactions between light and matter
  • Nuclear reactions
  • Radioactive substances
  • Examples of nuclear energy
  • Types of radioactive decay
  • Half-life, carbon dating and imaging
  • Examples of radioactive materials
  • Risks of nuclear power plants

In order to fully be prepared for the CEOE Physical Science exam, you need to understand the principles and topics laid out in this chapter. Our resources are engaging so that learning can be fun.

CEOE Physical Science: Quantum Theory & Nuclear Reactions Chapter Objectives

Take the CEOE Physical Science exam to acquire a certification in Oklahoma as an educator. You will be assessed on your knowledge of different science topics and theories. The topics in this chapter are part of the Subarea 3 portion of the exam, which makes up 29% of the entire test. Multiple-choice and constructed-response questions will be on the exam.

We put together the lessons in this chapter to help you refresh your memory of nuclear reactions and also pick up new details about quantum theory. As you go through these lessons, take advantage of the quizzes to see if you are able to recollect vital information.

10 Lessons in Chapter 22: CEOE Physical Science: Quantum Theory & Nuclear Reactions
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Quantum Theory: Definition & Examples

1. Quantum Theory: Definition & Examples

After watching this lesson you will be able to explain what quantum theory is, including some key principles and scenarios, and list some applications of quantum theory. A short quiz will follow..

How Light & Matter Interact

2. How Light & Matter Interact

This lesson will go over the fundamental basic of how light and matter interact with one another. You'll learn about photons, excited atoms, binding energy, and energy levels.

Nuclear Reaction: Definition & Examples

3. 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.

What Are Radioactive Substances? - Examples & Uses

4. What Are Radioactive Substances? - Examples & Uses

This lesson will explain what a radioactive substance is, give examples of radioactive substances and describe how radioactivity is used in everyday life.

What is Nuclear Energy? - Definition & Examples

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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.

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

8. Fusion, Fission, Carbon Dating, Tracers & Imaging: Applications of Nuclear Chemistry

What can the sun do that we can't? How do carbon atoms 'date'? Are radioactive isotopes helpful in the medical field? The answers to these questions can be found in this lesson on the applications of nuclear chemistry.

Risks of Nuclear Power Plants and Radioactive Waste: Safety and Health Concerns

9. Risks of Nuclear Power Plants and Radioactive Waste: Safety and Health Concerns

Nuclear power can generate electricity without greenhouse gas emissions. However, there are concerns about its safety. Learn about the safety and health concerns associated with the threat of nuclear meltdowns, as well as the challenges involved in storing radioactive waste.

What Are Radioactive Materials? - Definition, Examples, Uses & Benefits

10. What Are Radioactive Materials? - Definition, Examples, Uses & Benefits

Radioactive materials are all around us. Some are beneficial, while others may cause us harm. In this lesson you'll learn what radioactive materials are and explore where they come from and how they can be useful to us.

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