CHEMISTRY II Worksheet for Chapter 6 NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY 1. Define the following: Radioactivity Radioisotope Radioactive Decay Parent Nuclide Daughter Nuclide Nuclear Transmutation Nuclear Fission Nuclear Fusion Half-life 2. Define alpha, beta and gamma radiation and describe their properties (eg. mass, charge, energy and penetrating power) 3. Determine the product of the following decay processes and write the equations a) b) 4. What decay processes are occurring in the following reactions and write the equations a) b) 5. aluminium-29 decays to silicon-29 plutonium-244 decays to uranium-240 Determine the half-life of an isotope given the following data Time (hours) 0 3 6 6. the alpha decay of astatine-198 the beta decay of fluorine-18 Counts 3923 2472 1560 Time (hours) 9 12 15 Counts 980 620 400 What health dangers are associated with radioactive isotopes?