Nuclear Chemistry: Radioactive Decay

How long does it take for an atom to decay? Scholars learn about radioactive decay and half-lives as part of the Chemistry PowerPoints series. They develop an understanding of the roles of electrons and neutrons in the different types of radioactive decay. Then, they solve a half-life problem for fluorine as an example.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Have small groups create their own half-life practice problems, then switch with another small group to solve
  • Support the presentation with a video that relates content to real-life applications
Classroom Considerations
  • Chapters/pages make reference to the textbook Holt Modern Chemistry © 2002 Texas Edition
  • Presentations are meant to use together or as standalones
  • Includes practice problems to ensure understanding
  • Provides diagrams and examples to support content
  • None
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