• Chemistry
  • Year 11


approx. 6 hrs

2 topics

25 concepts

Develop an understanding of Radioactive Isotopes for Senior Chemistry

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The Radioactivity program is aligned to the NSW Chemistry curriculum within Module 1: Atomic Structure and Atomic Mass. This topic explores nuclear stability, radioactive decay and nuclear equations.

Topics & Concepts We Cover

This learning program is made up of the following 2 topics, broken down into 25 concepts.

  • Resource: Periodic Table 1 concept

    1. The Periodic Table

  • Radioactivity 24 concepts

    1. Comparing Radioisotopes from Reactors and Cyclotrons

    2. Applications of Radioisotopes

    3. Decay Series

    4. Chemical Stability vs. Nuclear Stability

    5. The Proton:Neutron Ratio

    6. Synthesis of Radioisotopes: Nuclear Reactors

    7. Radioisotopes

    8. Synthesis of Radioisotopes: Cycloctrons

    9. Distinguishing the Type of Radiation an Unstable Nucleus Emits

    10. Transuranic Elements

    11. Radioactive Decay

    12. Chemical Change vs. Nuclear Change

    13. Gamma Decay

    14. Distinguishing Types of Radiation

    15. Beta Decay: ?? emission

    16. Alpha Decay

    17. Types of Radiation: Gamma Rays

    18. Beta Decay: ?+ emission

    19. Types of Radiation: Alpha Particles

    20. Types of Radiation: Beta Particles

    21. Writing Balanced Nuclear Equations

    22. Penetrating Strength

    23. Representing Nuclei with Chemical Symbols

    24. Radioactive Elements

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  • All the content required to help you master the syllabus, including theory, worked examples, exam preparation and practice questions

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  • Every session is recorded and available for you to watch at any time, allowing you to review what was covered

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