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The Nuclear Atom
Fission and Fusion
Radiation and Radioactive DecayAlpha, beta, and gamma radiation produce different amounts and kinds of damage in matter and have different penetrations.Three mostcommon forms of readioactive decay (alpha, beta, and gamma) and know how the nucleus changes in each type of decay.
How Things Work : How Nuclear Energy Works
Fission and FusionThe energy release per gram of material is much larger in nuclear fision or fission reactions than in chemical reactions.
Protons and neutrons in the nucleus are held together by nuclear forces that overcome teh electromagnetic repulsion between the protons
Naturally occurring isotopes of elements are radioactive, as are isotopes formed in nuclear reactions.
Protons and neutrons have substructures and consist of particles called quarks.
Balancing Nuclear Equations