• Unit 8: Nuclear Chemistry

    Finally, let's examine the processes of nuclear decay, nuclear fusion, and nuclear fission. We will discuss different types of nuclear decay, learn how to write equations that describe nuclear reactions, review the concept of half-life in the context of radioactive decay, and learn how city planners use nuclear fission to generate electric energy.

    Completing this unit should take you approximately 4 hours.

    • 8.1: Types of Nuclear Decay

    • 8.2: The Half-Life of Radioactive Isotopes

    • 8.3: Nuclear Fusion, Nuclear Fission, and Energy Production