Nuclear Chemistry Fission Fission: Division of a heavy nucleus into two or more smaller nuclei. (Used in weapons and power plants)

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Nuclear Chemistry Fission Fission: Division of a heavy nucleus into two or more smaller nuclei. (Used in weapons and power plants) Fusion Fusion: Combining two light nuclei. Releases more energy than fission. (Used in weapons. Still working on power plants) Alpha Helium Nucleus Positive charge Easily stopped Mass # of atom:-4 Atomic # of atom: - 2 Beta Electron (- charge) Mass # of atom same, atomic # of atom e Gamma High energy electromag. Wave Mass # of atom same Atomic # of atom same 0000 Y Balancing Nuclear Equations The Mass #s and Atomic #s have to be equal on both sides of the equation. Th U Beta Equations Xe 0 e Xe Y Nuclear Radiation particles and electromagnetic waves that are flung at high speeds from nucleus. Q: Why does it happen? A: Unstable nuclei! Q: Why unstable? A: # of neutrons Warm Up 9/19 What discovery did the gold foil experiment lead to? Rutherfords Gold Foil Experiment Fired particles at gold foil Some particles bounced back Why? Because of the dense central nucleus Superhero! Your job is to create a superhero that can block that type of radiation. Include all of the information in your folder on your poster. Particle & Symbol ChargeWhat it is Blocked by Alpha Beta Gamma

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