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Ch 24: Glencoe Chemistry - Matter And Change Chapter 24: Nuclear Chemistry

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The Nuclear Chemistry chapter of this Glencoe Chemistry - Matter and Change textbook companion course helps students learn the essential chemistry lessons of nuclear chemistry. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Nuclear Chemistry textbook chapter.

How it works:

  • Identify the lessons in the Glencoe Chemistry Nuclear Chemistry chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the nuclear chemistry topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Nuclear radiation history and principles
  • Half-life
  • Radiometric dating principles
  • Mass-energy conversion and mass defect
  • Nuclear binding energy
  • Examples of nuclear reactions
  • Fusion, fission, carbon dating, tracers and imaging
  • Use of radioactive isotopes to track biological molecules

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6 Lessons in Chapter 24: Glencoe Chemistry - Matter And Change Chapter 24: Nuclear Chemistry
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Half-life: Calculating Radioactive Decay and Interpreting Decay Graphs

1. 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.

Principles of Radiometric Dating

2. Principles of Radiometric Dating

Radiometric dating is a method used to determine the age of rocks and other materials based on the rate of radioactive decay. Learn about three common types of radioactive decay: alpha decay, beta decay and gamma decay.

Mass-Energy Conversion, Mass Defect and Nuclear Binding Energy

3. Mass-Energy Conversion, Mass Defect and Nuclear Binding Energy

When you hear the term 'nuclear power,' what comes to mind? Do you know where that energy and power is coming from? In this lesson, we are going to zoom in on the nucleus of a helium atom to explain how something as small as a nucleus can produce an extremely large amount of energy.

Nuclear Reaction: Definition & Examples

4. 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.

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

5. 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.

How Radioactive Isotopes Track Biological Molecules

6. How Radioactive Isotopes Track Biological Molecules

Radioactive isotopes can be used to track atoms and label biological molecules. This lesson explores how this can be applied to microbiology to learn more about the way a cell works.

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