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Chapter MenuNuclear ChemistrySection 24.1Nuclear RadiationSection 24.2 Radioactive DecaySection 24.3 Nuclear ReactionsSection 24.4 Applications and Effects of Nuclear ReactionsExitClick a hyperlink or folder tab to view the corresponding slides.Section 24-1Section 24.1 Nuclear RadiationSummarize the events that led to understanding radiation.nucleus: the extremely small, positively charged, dense center of an atom that contains positively charged protons, neutral neutrons, and is surrounded by empty space through which one or more negatively charged electrons moveIdentify alpha, beta, and gamma radiations in terms of composition and key properties.Section 24-1Section 24.1 Nuclear Radiation (cont.)radioisotopeX raypenetrating powerUnder certain conditions, some nuclei can emit alpha, beta, or gamma radiation.Section 24-1The Discovery of RadiationNuclear reactions are different from other types of reactions.Nuclear chemistry is concerned with the structure of atomic nuclei and the changes they undergo.Marie Curie and her husband Pierre isolated the first radioactive materials.Section 24-1The Discovery of Radiation (cont.)Section 24-1Types of RadiationIsotopes of atoms with unstable nuclei are called radioisotopes.Unstable nuclei emit radiation to attain more stable atomic configurations in a process called radioactive decay.The three most common types of radiation are alpha, beta, and gamma.Section 24-1Types of Radiation (cont.)Section 24-1Types of Radiation (cont.)Alpha particles have the same composition as a helium nucleustwo protons and two neutrons.Because of the protons, alpha particles have a 2+ charge.Alpha radiation consists of a stream of particles.Section 24-1Types of Radiation (cont.)Alpha radiation is not very penetratinga single sheet of paper will stop an alpha particle.Section 24-1Types of Radiation (cont.)Beta particles are very fast-moving electrons emitted when a neutron is converted to a proton.Beta particles have insignificant mass and a 1 charge.Section 24-1Types of Radiation (cont.)Beta radiation is a stream of fast moving particles with greater penetrating powera thin sheet of foil will stop them.Section 24-1Types of Radiation (cont.)Gamma rays are high-energy electromagnetic radiation.Gamma rays have no mass or charge.Gamma rays almost always accompany alpha and beta radiation.X rays are a form of high-energy electromagnetic radiation emitted from certain materials in an excited state.Section 24-1Types of Radiation (cont.)The ability of radiation to pass through matter is called its penetrating power.Gamma rays are highly penetrating because they have no charge and no mass.Section 24-1ABCDSection 24.1 AssessmentWhy do radioisotopes emit radiation? balance charges in the nucleus release energy attain more stable atomic configurations gain energy Section 24-1ABCDSection 24.1 AssessmentX rays are most similar to what type of nuclear emissions? A.gamma rays B.alpha particles C.beta particles waves End of Section 24-1Section 24-2Section 24.2 Radioactive DecayExplain why certain nuclei are radioactive.radioactivity: the process by which some substances spontaneously emit radiationApply your knowledge of radioactive decay to write balanced nuclear equations. Solve problems involving radioactive decay rates.Section 24-2Section 24.2 Radioactive Decay (cont.)transmutationnucleonstrong nuclear forceband of stabilitypositron emissionUnstable nuclei can break apart spontaneously, changing the identity of atoms.positronelectron captureradioactive decay serieshalf-liferadiochemical datingSection 24-2Nuclear StabilityExcept for gamma radiation, radioactive decay involves transmutation, or the conversion of an element into another element.Protons and neutrons are referred to as nucleons.All nucleons remain in the dense nucleus because of the strong nuclear force.Section 24-2Nuclear Stability (cont.)The strong nuclear force acts on subatomic particles that are extremely close together and overcomes the electrostatic repulsion among protons.Section 24-2Nuclear Stability (cont.)As atomic number increases, more and more neutrons are needed to produce a strong nuclear force that is sufficient to balance the electrostatic repulsion between protons.Neutron to proton ratio increases gradually to about 1.5:1. Section 24-2Nuclear Stability (cont.)The area on the graph within which all stable nuclei are found is known as the band of stability.All radioactive nuclei are found outside the band.The band ends at Pb-208; all elements with atomic numbers greater than 82 are radioactive.Section 24-2Types of Radioactive DecayAtoms can undergo different types of decaybeta decay, alpha decay, positron emission, or electron capturesto gain stability.Section 24-2Types of Radioactive Decay (cont.)In beta decay, radioisotopes above the band of stability have too many neutrons to be stable.Beta decay decreases the number of neutrons in the nucleus by converting one to a proton and emitting a beta particle.Section 24-2Types of Radioactive Decay (cont.)In alpha decay, nuclei with more than 82 protons are radioactive and decay spontaneously.Both neutrons and protons must be reduced.Emitting alpha particles reduces both neutrons and protons.Section 24-2Types of Radioactive Decay (cont.)Section 24-2Types of Radioactive Decay (cont.)Nuclei with low neutron to proton ratios have two common decay processes.Positron emission is a radioactive decay process that involves the emission of a positron from the nucleus.A positron is a particle with the same mass as an electron but opposite charge.Section 24-2Types of Radioactive Decay (cont.)During positron emission, a proton in the nucleus is converted to a neutron and a positron, and the positron is then emitted.Electron capture occurs when the nucleus of an atom draws in a surrounding electron and combines with a proton to form a neutron.Section 24-2Types of Radioactive Decay (cont.)Section 24-2Types of Radioactive Decay (cont.)Section 24-2Writing and Balancing Nuclear EquationsNuclear reactions are expressed by balanced nuclear equations.In balanced nuclear equations, mass numbers and charges are conserved.Section 24-2Radioactive SeriesA series of nuclear reactions that begins with an unstable nucleus and results in the formation of a stable nucleus is called a radioactive decay series.Section 24-2Radioactive Decay RatesRadioactive decay rates are measured in half-lives.A half-life is the time required for one-half of a radioisotope to decay into its products.N is the remaining amount.N0 is the initial amount.n is the number of half-lives that have passed.t is the elapsed time and T is the duration of the half-life.Section 24-2Radioactive Decay Rates (cont.)Section 24-2Radioactive Decay Rates (cont.)Section 24-2Radioactive Decay Rates (cont.)The process of determining the age of an object by measuring the amount of certain isotopes is called radiochemical dating.Carbon-dating is used to measure the age of artifacts that were once part of a living organism.Section 24-2ABCDSection 24.2 AssessmentThe process of converting one element into another by radioactive decay is called ____. A.half-life B.nuclear conversion C.transmutation D.trans-decay Section 24-2ABCDSection 24.2 AssessmentAn unknown element has a half-life of 40 years. How much of a 20.0g sample will be left after 120 years? A.0.00g B.2.50g C.5.00g D.7.50g End of Section 24-2Section 24-3Section 24.3 Nuclear ReactionsUnderstand that mass and energy are related.mass number: the number after an elements name, representing the sum of its protons and neutronsCompare and contrast nuclear fission and nuclear fusion. Explain the process by which nuclear reactors generate electricity.Section 24-3Section 24.3 Nuclear Reactions (cont.)induced transmutationtransuranium elementmass defectnuclear fissionFission, the splitting of nuclei, and fusion, the combining of nuclei, release tremendous amounts of energy. critical massbreeder reactornuclear fusionthermonuclear reactionSection 24-3Induced TransmutationOne element can be converted into another by spontaneous emission of radiation.Elements can also be forced to transmutate by bombarding them with high-energy alpha, beta, or gamma radiation.Section 24-3Induced Transmutation (cont.)The process of striking nuclei with high-velocity charged particles is called induced transmutation.Section 24-3Induced Transmutation (cont.)Particle accelerators used electrostatic and magnetic fields to accelerate charged particles to very high speed.Transuranium elements are the elements with atomic numbers 93 and higher, immediately following uranium.Section 24-3Nuclear Reactions and EnergyMass and energy are related.Loss or gain in mass accompanies any reaction that produces or consumes energy.E = mc2 where E represents energy in Joules, m mass in kg, and c the speed of light.Section 24-3Nuclear Reactions and Energy (cont.)Most chemical reactions produce or consume so little energy that the accompanying changes in mass are negligible.Energy released from nuclear reactions have significant mass changes.Section 24-3Nuclear Reactions and Energy (cont.)The mass of a nucleus is always less than the sum of the masses of the individual protons and neutrons that comprise it.The difference between a nucleus and its component nucleons is called the mass defect.Binding together or breaking an atoms nucleons involves energy changes.Section 24-3Nuclear Reactions and Energy (cont.)Nuclear binding energy is the amount of energy needed to break 1 mol of nuclei into individual nucleons.Section 24-3Nuclear FissionThe splitting of nuclei into fragments is known as nuclear fission.Fission is accompanied with a very large release of energy.Section 24-3Nuclear FissionNuclear power plants use fission to produce electricity by striking uranium-235 with neutrons.Section 24-3Nuclear Fission (cont.)Each fission of U-235 releases two additional neutrons.Each of those neutrons can release two more neutrons.The self-sustaining process is called a chain reaction. Section 24-3Nuclear Fission (cont.)Section 24-3Nuclear Fission (cont.)Without sufficient mass, neutrons escape from the sample before starting a chain reaction.Samples with enough mass to sustain a chain reaction are said to have critical mass.Section 24-3Nuclear Fission (cont.)Section 24-3Nuclear ReactorsNuclear fission produces the energy generated by nuclear reactors.The fission within a reactor is started by a neutron-emitting source and is stopped by positioning the control rods to absorb virtually all of the neutrons produced in the reaction.Section 24-3Nuclear Reactors (cont.)The reactor core contains a reflector that reflects neutrons back into the core, where they react with fuel rods.Nuclear reactors produce highly radioactive nuclear waste.Breeder reactors produce more fuel than they consume.Section 24-3Nuclear Reactors (cont.)Section 24-3Nuclear FusionIt is possible to bind together two or more lighter elements (mass number less than 60).The combining of atomic nuclei is called nuclear fusion.Nuclear fusion is capable of releasing very large amounts of energy.Section 24-3Nuclear Fusion (cont.)Fusion has several advantages over fission.Lightweight isotopes are abundant.Fusion products are not radioactive.However, fusion requires extremely high energies to initiate and sustain a reaction.Section 24-3Nuclear Fusion (cont.)Fusion reactions are also known as thermonuclear reactions.Many problems must be solved before nuclear fusion is a practical energy source.Section 24-3ABCDSection 24.3 AssessmentBombarding a nuclei with charged particle in order to create new elements is called ____. A.nuclear conversion B.nuclear decay C.induced decay D.induced transmutation Section 24-3ABCDSection 24.3 AssessmentThermonuclear reactions involve: A.splitting nuclei into smaller fragments B.fusing nuclei together to form larger particles C.bombarding nuclei with charged particles D.generating electricity in a nuclear reactor End of Section 24-3Section 24-4Section 24.4 Applications and Effects of Nuclear ReactionsDescribe several methods used to detect and measure radiation.isotope: an atom of the same element with the same number of protons but different number of neutronsExplain an application of radiation used in the treatment of disease. Describe some of the damaging effects of radiation on biological systems.Section 24-4Section 24.4 Applications and Effects of Nuclear Reactions (cont.)ionizing radiationradiotracerNuclear reactions have many useful applications, but they also have harmful biological effects.Section 24-4Detecting RadioactivityRadiation with enough energy to ionize matter it collides with is called ionizing radiation.The Geiger counter uses ionizing radiation to detect radiation.Section 24-4Detecting Radioactivity (cont.)A scintillation counter detects bright flashes when ionizing radiation excites electrons of certain types of atoms.Section 24-4Uses of RadiationWhen used safely, radiation can be very useful.A radiotracer is a radioactive isotope that emits non-ionizing radiation and is used to signal the presence of an element or specific substrate.Section 24-4Uses of Radiation (cont.)Radiation can damage or destroy healthy cells.Radiation can also destroy unhealthy cells, such as cancer cells.Unfortunately, radiation therapy also destroys healthy cells in the process of destroying cancerous cells.Section 24-4Biological Effects of RadiationRadiation can be very harmful.The damage depends on type of radiation, type of tissue, penetrating power, and distance from the source.Section 24-4Biological Effects of Radiation (cont.)High energy radiation is dangerous because it produces free radicals.Free radicals are atoms or molecules that contain one or more unpaired electrons.Free radicals are highly reactive.Section 24-4Biological Effects of Radiation (cont.)Two units measure doses of radiation.The rad stands for Radiation-Absorbed Dose, which is the amount of radiation that results in 0.01 J of energy per kilogram of tissue.The rad does not account for the type of tissue that is absorbing the radiation.The rad is multiplied by a factor related to its effect on the tissue involved and is called the rem, Roentgen Equivalent for Man.Section 24-4Biological Effects of Radiation (cont.)Section 24-4Biological Effects of Radiation (cont.)I1d12 = I2d22 where I = intensity and d = distance.Section 24-4ABCDSection 24.4 AssessmentWhat is a radioisotope that emits non-ionizing radiation and is used to signal the presence of certain elements called?A.rad B.rem C.radiotracer radical Section 24-4ABCDSection 24.4 AssessmentRadiation with enough energy to cause tissue damage by ionizing the particles it collides with is called ____. A.alpha decay B.beta decay C.gamma radiation D.ionizing radiation End of Section 24-4Resources MenuChemistry OnlineStudy GuideChapter AssessmentStandardized Test PracticeImage BankConcepts in MotionStudy Guide 1Section 24.1 Nuclear RadiationKey ConceptsWilhelm Roentgen discovered X rays in 1895.Henri Becquerel, Marie Curie, and Pierre Curie pioneered the fields of radioactivity and nuclear chemistry. Radioisotopes emit radiation to attain more-stable atomic configurations.Study Guide 2Section 24.2 Radioactive DecayKey ConceptsThe conversion of an atom of one element to an atom of another by radioactive decay processes is called transmutation.Atomic number and mass number are conserved in nuclear reactions. A half-life is the time required for half of the atoms in a radioactive sample to decay.Radiochemical dating is a technique for determining the age of an object by measuring the amount of certain radioisotopes remaining in the object.Study Guide 3Section 24.3 Nuclear ReactionsKey ConceptsInduced transmutation is the bombardment of nuclei with particles in order to create new elements.In a chain reaction, one reaction induces others to occur. A sufficient mass of fissionable material is necessary to initiate the chain reaction. Fission and fusion reactions release large amounts of energy.E = mc2Study Guide 4Section 24.4 Applications and Effects of Nuclear ReactionsKey ConceptsDifferent types of counters are used to detect and measure radiation.Radiotracers are used to diagnose disease and to analyze chemical reactions.Short-term and long-term radiation exposure can cause damage to living cells.Chapter Assessment 1ABCDThe half-life of a radioisotope is: its total life B.2500 years C.the amount of time it takes to completely decay D.the amount of time it takes for one-half to decay Chapter Assessment 2ABCDWhat is a positron?A.a nucleon with the same mass as a neutron and a positive charge B.a nucleon with the same mass as a proton and a negative charge C.a nucleon with the same mass as an electron and a positive charge D.a type of radioactive emission with a negative charge Chapter Assessment 3ABCDWhat is the force that holds the protons and neutrons together in the nucleus of an atom? A.nuclear magnetic force B.strong nuclear force C.ionic bonding D.nuclear bond Chapter Assessment 4ABCDDuring positron emission, a proton is converted to: A.a neutron and electron electron and positron C.a proton and neutron D.a neutron and positron Chapter Assessment 5ABCDA thermonuclear reaction is also called ____. A.nuclear fission B.nuclear fusion C.mass defect D.critical mass STP 1ABCDWhich statement is NOT true of beta particles? A.They have the same mass as an electron. B.They have a charge of 1+. C.They are less penetrating than alpha particles. D.They are represented by 0-1. STP 2ABCDThe site that oxidation occurs at in a battery is called ____. A.anode B.cathode C.nothode D.salt bridge STP 3ABCDA solution of 0.500M HCl is used to titrate 15.00mL if KOH solution. The end point of the titration is reached after 25.00 mL of HCl is added. What is the concentration of KOH? A.9.00M B.1.09M C.0.833M D.0.015M STP 4ABCDThe half-life of K-40 is 1.26 109 years. How much of a 10.0g sample will be left after 200 million years? A.8.96g B.8.03g C.7.75g D.4.99g STP 5ABCDElements above the band of stability are radioactive and decay by ____. A.alpha decay B.beta decay C.positron emission D.electron capture IB MenuClick on an image to enlarge.IB 1IB 2IB 3IB 4IB 5IB 6IB 7IB 8IB 9IB 10IB 11IB 12IB 13IB 14IB 15IB 16IB 17IB 18IB 19IB 20IB 21IB 22IB 23CIMTable 24.3Radioactive Decay ProcessesFigure 24.16Chain ReactionsFigure 24.17Critical MassFigure 24.20Nuclear Power PlantsHelpClick any of the background top tabs to display the respective folder.Within the Chapter Outline, clicking a section tab on the right side of the screen will bring you to the first slide in each respective section.Simple navigation buttons will allow you to progress to the next slide or the previous slide.The Return button will allow you to return to the slide that you were viewing when you clicked either the Resources or Help tab.The Chapter Resources Menu will allow you to access chapter specific resources from the Chapter Menu or any Chapter Outline slide. 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