Module 1 Unit 3 Assignment E

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MODULE 1 UNIT 3 Assignment Part E 1.  Have a good look at the smoke detector you have at home. If you don’t have one,  get the information from someone who has one (and think of getting yourself one).  (2  marks each) a) What’s the name of the radioactive isotope used in the detector? (You  should be able to get this name from the description included inside the detector.)  Name is americium -241 b) How many neutrons do the atoms of this radioactive element have?  Symbol is Am atomic number is 95. Atomic weight is 243 therefore 
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This note was uploaded on 06/14/2011 for the course CHEM 1 taught by Professor Bielecka during the Spring '11 term at Georgian.

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