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NYSTCE Chemistry: Nuclear Transformation - Chapter Summary
When you take some time and explore the topics in each lesson, you will become familiar with content that will be on the exam. These include:
- Mass-energy conversion
- Radioactive decay
- Carbon dating, fusion and fission
- The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle
The lessons in this chapter are effective at getting you ready for the exam because they break down principles and teach you new concepts about energy. You can watch the lessons anytime you have Internet access, via computer or mobile device. Written transcripts of the lessons include key terms and concepts in bold print, and you can print off a sheet of quiz questions and answers for offline study.
NYSTCE Chemistry: Nuclear Transformation Chapter Objectives
If you are seeking a certification in New York State as a chemistry teacher, you need to pass the NYSTCE Chemistry exam. Content that is in this chapter is part of the subarea 2 section, which makes up 16% of the entire exam. All of the questions on this part are multiple-choice, like those on the short quizzes that accompany each of our lessons. You can use these quizzes for test practice, and rewatch the lessons as many times as needed prior to test day.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle: Definition & Equation
The Heisenberg uncertainty principle is one of the core concepts in quantum mechanics. In this lesson, we define the uncertainty principle and learn more about its implications for physical science.
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