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In 1909, what did Ernest Rutherford aim to discover?

Describe the equipment set-up he used to carry out his experiment.

Describe how Rutherford performed the experiment.

Why did Rutherford use alpha particles?

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Nuclear Reaction Questions

As a result of his experiment, what 3 things did he observe?

What 3 conclusions did Rutherford make as a result of his findings?

Describe Rutherford’s model of the atom?

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Nuclear Reactions Questions

Label the following symbols and explain what each of them mean:

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Nuclear Reactions Questions

Describe how you would find the number of neutrons that an element contains?

Explain what an isotope is?

Slide 5

Nuclear Reactions Questions

Complete the following tables:

Slide 6

Nuclear Reactions Questions

Explain the term radioactive decay?

What one thing is always produced as a result of radioactive decay?

What are the 3 types of radioactive decay that can occur?

What is an alpha particles equivalent to?

What is the equation rule for alpha decay?

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Nuclear Reactions Questions

What is a beta particle equivalent to?

Explain the process of beta decay?

What is the equation rule for beta decay?

Explain the process of gamma decay?

Explain the process of nuclear fission?

What are the 2 types of nuclear fission that exist?

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Nuclear Reactions Questions

What is always released as a result of nuclear fission?

How can nuclear fission be induced?

In nuclear fission, how does the kinetic energy before fission takes place compared with the kinetic energy after fission takes place?

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Nuclear Reactions Questions

Explain the process of nuclear fusion?

What is always released as a result of nuclear fusion?

What is the equation which is used to calculate the amount of energy released during fission and fusion?

Slide 10

Nuclear Reactions Questions

Calculate the energy released by the following reaction:

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