Nuclear Chemisty

Radioactivity
the process by which neutrons emit particles and rays.
*Key COncept: An unstable nucleus releases energy by emitting radiation during the process of radioactive decay.*
Radiation
The penetrating rays and particles emitted by a radioactive force.
Radioisotopes
The nuclei of an unstable isotope in a nuclear reaction.
Types of Radiation
*Key Concept: the three main types of nuclear radiation are alpha radiation, beta radiation and gamma radiaton.*
Alpha Particle
A type of radioactive particle with two neutrons and two neutrons with a double positive charge.
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