Hon Chemistry 12-5-17 Artificial Transmutations & Fission

HON CHEMISTRY: Wow! We made artificial elements! Well, on paper at least 😉

So you can take something that’s not radioactive and make it radioactive? Here’s the lecture on the uses of radioactive isotopes from Tuesday. We’ll finish fission and talk about fusion tomorrow.

Help session tomorrow, Wednesday, morning, 7:20ish A.M.

flickr photo by Serpa Júnior

Chemistry 1-9-12 Half-Life Review & Applications of Radioactivity

CHEMISTRY: Happy Monday! How are you doing with the half-life problems? Some were ok/easy, from last night, but a couple of them, number 28 and 43 (I think) were kind of unusual to think though. Practice them over and over, even if it’s the same problems. The practice will help you learn to think your way through them.

Well, we didn’t get to talk much about applications of radioactive isotopes, so let’s continue that tomorrow. Good luck finishing up the half-life lab. The due date has been changed. Your lab books are due Wednesday.

Photo by Steve Jabo, NMNH.