Nuclear reactions and their applications

Assignment – Nuclear Reactions and Their Applications
Assigned on: March 21, 2018
Due date: No Later Than April 6, 2018
The maximum amount of this assignment is 50 points, which will be added to your EXAM III (100
points) and the total score of EXAM III will be worth 150 points.
Your report should include the following:
1. Describe fundamental nuclear particles.
2. Define each of these and explain what happens and give examples of each (When nuclei break down
1 of three things happen: alpha, beta, gamma decay)
3. Define half-life, List the half-life of 10 elements and give 3 practical examples
4. List 5 applications of radiation in our daily life and give examples of each, how it made, who uses it
for what and where
5. Describe 5 disadvantages of radioactive
6. Include reference APA style. Remember to keep them in alphabet order
7. The assay must be submitted by 5 pm on April 6, 2018 to my email only
( Do not submit to Connect!!
8. Indicate in subject line of email: Assignment_Nuclear Reactions_your first and last name
Example: Assignment_Nuclear Reactions_Montamas Suntravat
There will be no late turn-ins accepted for this assignment.
Your report should be typed in a only 3-page paper using a MS Word format. Use font 12, Times New
Roman, use single spacing. Margins should be 1” top, bottom, left, and right. Support your statements
with examples. Provide a minimum of three scholarly references. Apply APA standards to citation of
sources. Wikipedia IS NOT an acceptable reference. You will write your own words, generated
from your own understanding.
Grading Criteria
Demonstrated an understanding of the basic scientific and technical concepts of
nuclear chemistry.

List the half-life of 10 elements and give practical examples how to calculate halflife
from 3 elements out of 10 elements.
Evaluated current or future applications of nuclear chemistry with five real-world

Provided at least three reliable references to support examples of current and future
nuclear chemistry applications.

Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in
accurate representation and attribution of sources; displayed accurate spelling,
grammar, and punctuation.
Follow all instruction

Total: 50
Website citation in APA:
Contributors’ names (Last edited date). Title of resource. Retrieved from http://Web address for OWL
Angeli, E., Wagner, J., Lawrick, E., Moore, K., Anderson, M., Soderlund, L., & Brizee, A. (2010, May
5). General format. Retrieved from

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