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Also called atomic reactor example chernobyl nuclear

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often used for military, experimental, and medical purposes. Also called atomic reactor Example: Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant What is it used for: controls and creates radiation by melting uranium and creating
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energy Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcOFV4y5z8c Half-Life Definition: The time required to convert one half of a reactant to product. The term is commonly applied to radioactive decay, where the reactant is the parent isotope and the product is a daughter isotope Example: What is it used for: determines how long it takes for a reactant to decay and become a product Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWAsz59F8gA Unstable Nucleus Definition: the balance of protons and neutrons in a nucleus which determines whether a nucleus will be stable or unstable Example: What is it used for: It is unstable nuclei that are radioactive and are referred to as radioactive nuclei and in the case of their isotopes called radioisotopes Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F66eXoP109E Alpha Particles Definition: a helium nucleus emitted by some radioactive substances, originally regarded as a ray
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Example: What is it used for: Alpha particles consist of two protons and two neutrons bound together into a particle identical to a helium-4 nucleus. They are generally produced in the process of alpha decay, but may also be produced in other ways Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPRFF-eCGT8 Beta Particles Definition: a fast-moving electron emitted by radioactive decay of substances. (The emission of beta particles was originally regarded as a ray) Example:
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