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Unformatted text preview: 6. What is radiation sickness? Key 1.a. e-1 b. 4 He 2 c. 59 Fe 26 2. 23 Mg ------> 23 Na + e 12 11 1 3. -radiation is characterized by a loss of 2 neutrons and 2 protons from the element. The radiation only travels a short distance and cannot penetrate skin. Each alpha particle becomes a helium atom when it gains 2 electrons from its surroundings. 4. 12.5% will remain after 3 half-lives 5. 16 years 6. Radiation sickness is the damage experienced by an organism when exposed to excessive amounts of radiation. Nausea and vomiting are symptoms that first appear....
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This note was uploaded on 03/08/2012 for the course CHEM 101 taught by Professor Anderson,w during the Fall '08 term at BYU.
- Fall '08