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Nuclear Processes Practice Questions

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Updated on Sep 25, 2011

Review the following concepts if needed - Nuclear Processes Study Guide

Practice Questions

For problems 1-3, what is the half-life for the following isotopes?

1. Sr, with a rate constant of 0.0241 h–1.
2. I, with a rate constant of 0.0856 days–1.
3. The half-life of Phosphorus-32 is 14.3 days. How long will it take 16.0 g of this isotope to be reduced to 2.0 g?
4. What is least penetrating radiation given off a radioactive substance?
5. If U,an isotope of uranium gives off a betaparticle and gamma rays, what is the resulting isotope?
6. What is the missing product of
7. What is the missing product of
8. What is the missing product of
9. What is the missing product of
10. What are the two types of nuclear processes?

 Answers

1. 28.8 hours
2. 8.10 days
3. 42.9 days
4. α particles
5.
6.
7. g
8. He
9.
10. Fission and fusion
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