Ch 12: Introduction to Nuclear Chemistry

About This Chapter

This chapter aims to teach the basic elements of nuclear chemistry, such as the types of nuclear decay and mass-energy conversions. Use the chapter videos and quizzes to test your middle school student's retention of the material.

Introduction to Nuclear Chemistry - Chapter Summary

Help your middle school students understand basic topics in nuclear chemistry through the entertaining videos in these lessons. This chapter introduces your students to topics in radioactivity, nuclear processes and nuclear properties. There are also a variety of multiple-choice quizzes and a chapter exam that can tell you how well they've retained the fundamentals of nuclear chemistry.

Chapter Lessons and Objectives

Lesson Objective
Types of Radioactive Decay and Their Effect on the Nucleus Students learn about the three major types of nuclear decay.
Balancing Nuclear Equations & Predicting the Product of a Nuclear Reaction Instructors demonstrate how to write balanced nuclear equations.
Half-life: Calculating Radioactive Decay and Interpreting Decay Graphs In this lesson, students are taught the definition and uses of half-life.
Mass-Energy Conversion, Mass Defect and Nuclear Binding Energy Students learn formulas related to energy loss in a nuclear reaction.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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