Order the three constituent parts of the atom in terms of their mass, from the least massive to the most massive.
Electron, proton, and neutron.
What force keeps the protons and neutrons in the nucleus? What causes this force?
The nuclear force. This force is caused by the exchange of pions between protons and/or neutrons.
An atom has an atomic number of 34. How many protons and electrons does it have? What is its symbol?
List the number of protons, electrons, and neutrons for each of the following atoms:
A. Neon-20 (neon's chemical symbol is "Ne")
A. 10. B. 30. C. 82. D.12.
Two atoms are isotopes. The first has 18 protons and 20 neutrons. The second has 22 neutrons. How many protons does the second atom have?
Which of the following atoms are isotopes?
112Cd, 112Sn, 120Xe, 124Sn, 40Ar, 120Sn.
112Sn, 124Sn, 120Sn.
What is the largest Bohr orbit in a uranium atom (the symbol for uranium is "U"), and how many electrons are in it?
Why is the strong nuclear force such a short range-force?
Since pions have a very short lifetime, the strong nuclear force can only act over very tiny distances.
Determine the daughter products produced in the beta decay of the two radioactive isotopes shown below: a. 98Te b. 125I
a. 98Ru. b. 125Xe.
Determine the daughter products produced in the alpha decay of two radioactive isotopes shown below: a. 212Bi b. 224Ra
A. 208Ti B. 220Rn.
A radioactive isotope goes through radioactive decay, but the isotope's number of protons and neutrons does not change. What kind of radioactive decay occurred?
The half-life of the radioactive decay of 226Ra is 1,600 years. If a sample of 226Ra originally had a mass of 10 grams, how many grams of 226Ra would be left after 3,200 years?
The half-life of the man-made isotope 11C is 20 minutes. If a scientist makes 1 gram of 11C, how much will be left in one hour?
Why is radioactive dating unreliable in most situations?
Radioactive dating is usually unreliable because assumptions must be made as to the original condition of the object. These assumptions are usually incorrect.
List the three types of radioactive particles discussed in this module in the order of their ability to travel through matter. Start with the particles that cannot pass through much matter before stopping, and end with the one that can pass through the most matter before stopping.
Alpha particles, beta particles, and gamma particles.