Topic 14 Learning Objectives Be able to: Define, compare and contrast, classify, differentiate, put in order, predict using, identify correct and incorrect examples of, identify correct and incorrect interpretations of, identify correct and incorrect applications of…the following terms:
alpha radiation
Compare and contrast chemical reactions and nuclear reactions Write nuclear equations Predict nuclear stability Predict the type of radioactive decay that is most likely Write the abbreviated notation for bombardment reactions Write the nuclear equations from abbreviated notation for bombardment reactions Describe the chemical basis for radiation damage Analyze the factors that affect the amount of damage caused by radiation Calculate the decay constant from a measure of the activity of a substance Calculate the halflife from the decay constant Calculate the halflife from activity measurements Calculate the decay constant from the halflife Use the radiodating equation to determine the age of a sample
