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Ch 17: Nuclear Energy Fundamentals

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14 Lessons in Chapter 17: Nuclear Energy Fundamentals
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Theory of NMR Spectroscopy: Procedure & Types

1. Theory of NMR Spectroscopy: Procedure & Types

The preparation of NMR samples covers how to make the sample for an NMR instrument. In this lesson, you will learn what to do when you have trouble preparing a sample. You will also find what basic types of information you can expect from an NMR.

Alpha Particle: Definition, Symbol & Properties

2. Alpha Particle: Definition, Symbol & Properties

This lesson will explain what an alpha particle is and what symbols are used to represent it, and will also describe the properties of alpha particles. A short quiz will follow.

Atomic Nucleus: Definition, Structure & Size

3. Atomic Nucleus: Definition, Structure & Size

The atomic nucleus is the central part of the atom. There is a lot to be told by the structure of the atomic nucleus. This lesson goes through the structure of the atomic nucleus and other factors that the atomic nucleus tells us.

Background Radiation: Definition, Causes & Examples

4. Background Radiation: Definition, Causes & Examples

This lesson will define background radiation, explain how it is measured, discuss some of the sources and examples of background radiation, and briefly consider the risk to humans. A short quiz will follow.

Beta Particle: Definition & Symbol

5. Beta Particle: Definition & Symbol

In this lesson, we will learn what a beta particle is and introduce the symbol that represents it. We will also learn about both the dangers and the uses of beta particles.

Infrared Radiation: Definition, Uses & Effects

6. Infrared Radiation: Definition, Uses & Effects

This lesson will explain what infrared radiation is and discuss a number of practical uses and effects of infrared, including its connection to climate change and the way the atmosphere responds to infrared waves. A short quiz will follow.

Radioactive Decay: Definition, Formula & Types

7. Radioactive Decay: Definition, Formula & Types

In this lesson, we'll discuss radioactive decay and learn the terms parent nucleus, daughter nucleus, and half-life. We'll also examine three types of radioactive decay.

What Are Radioactive Substances? - Examples & Uses

8. 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 Fission? - Definition, Reaction & Theory

9. What is Fission? - Definition, Reaction & Theory

In this lesson, you'll learn what nuclear fission is, how it works, and what it has to do with Einstein's theory of relativity. You'll also be introduced to a fission equation and the dangers and uses of fission.

What Is Nuclear Fission? - Definition & Process

10. What Is Nuclear Fission? - Definition & Process

The nuclei of some atoms decay by breaking into two smaller, more stable nuclei during a process called nuclear fission. Learn more about the process of nuclear fission and test your knowledge with a quiz.

What Is Nuclear Fusion? - Definition & Process

11. What Is Nuclear Fusion? - Definition & Process

Learn about the process of nuclear fusion and where it occurs naturally in our universe. Then go further by learning how we have harnessed its power and about some future possible uses for nuclear fusion.

What is Radiation? - Definition, Causes & Effects

12. What is Radiation? - Definition, Causes & Effects

Learn about the reality and pervasiveness of radiation in our world. Discover some of the causes of radiation, and find out about the risks and rewards of harnessing it for our use.

What is Ultraviolet Radiation? - Definition, Uses & Effects

13. What is Ultraviolet Radiation? - Definition, Uses & Effects

In this lesson you will learn what ultraviolet radiation is, how it is used, and its effects on humans, both positive and negative. A short quiz will follow.

What is UV Radiation? - Definition, Types & Effects

14. What is UV Radiation? - Definition, Types & Effects

It's summertime, and you're applying sunscreen to avoid sunburn. But did you wonder what sunscreen does and what it protects us from? In this lesson, we'll learn all about UV radiation and some of its effects.

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