This unit includes resources, such as slideshows, and a worksheet, on Nuclear Chemistry for high school chemistry students. This unit is part of the Chemistry course.


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HS-PS1-8: Next Generation Science Standards

Develop models to illustrate the changes in the composition of the nucleus of the atom and the energy released during the processes of fission, fusion, and radioactive decay.

SCI.10-12.12.A: Science

describe the characteristics of alpha, beta, and gamma radiation;

SCI.10-12.12.B: Science

describe radioactive decay process in terms of balanced nuclear equations; and

SCI.10-12.12.C: Science

compare fission and fusion reactions.

SCI.9-10.7.E: Science

describe types of nuclear reactions such as fission and fusion and their roles in applications such as medicine and energy production; and
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