INDEX of GCSE/Advanced Level Chemistry-Physics Notes on Radioactivity

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Atomic structure, The nuclear physics of radioactivity - alpha, beta and gamma ionising radiations, radioisotope uses, details of decay, nuclear equations, nuclear fission, nuclear power and nuclear fusion reactions revision notes

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Radioactivity & Nuclear Reactions Revision Notes Index

1. Atomic structure and isotopes fundamental particle knowledge needed to understand radioactivity

2. What is Radioactivity? Why does it happen? How do we know there 3 types of emitted radiation?

3. Detecting radioactivity, measurement, radiation dose units, ionising radiation sources - radioactive materials, background radiation

4. Alpha, beta & gamma radiation - properties of 3 types of radioactive nuclear emission & symbols - dangers of radioactive emissions - health and safety issues and ionising radiation

5. The uses of radioactive isotopes emitting alpha, beta (+/) or gamma radiation in industry and medicine

6. The half-life of a radioisotope - how long does material remain radioactive? implications!, uses of decay data and half-life values - archaeological radiocarbon dating, dating ancient rocks

7. What actually happens to the nucleus in alpha and beta radioactive decay and why? nuclear equations! - the production of radioisotopes - artificial sources of radioactive-isotopes - use of a cyclotron

8. Nuclear fusion reactions and the formation of 'heavy elements' by bombardment techniques

9. Nuclear Fission Reactions, nuclear power as an energy resource

See also Electromagnetic radiation, types, properties, uses and dangers gcse physics revision notes

and Atomic structure, history, definitions, examples and explanations including isotopes gcse chemistry notes

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Easier Foundation Tier Radioactivity multiple choice QUIZ

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Worksheet QUIZ Question 1 on RADIOACTIVITY - absorption of alpha, beta and gamma radiation

Worksheet QUIZ Question 2 on RADIOACTIVITY - dangers & monitoring ionising radiation levels

Worksheet QUIZ Question 3 on RADIOACTIVITY - revision of atomic structure

Worksheet QUIZ Question 4 on RADIOACTIVITY - what happens to atoms in radioactive decay?

Worksheet QUIZ Question 5 on RADIOACTIVITY - uses of radioisotope and half-life data


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