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ATOMIC STRUCTURE AND RADIOACTIVITY

Atomic structure

Ionising Radiation! The stuff of science fiction nightmares! An invisible killer that detroys living

things! Murdered spies! Nuclear disasters! Radioactive waste! Nuclear destruction. It is vital that

we understand this natural phenomena. This is the page to do so….. But before we can

understand what ionising radiation is, we first need to understand the structure of the atom…..

has the same number of protons but a different number of neutrons DEFINE THE FOLLOWING WORDS nucleus
atomic number atomic mass ion
Describe what is happening in these two diagrams?
proton

© Science Geeks

ATOMIC STRUCTURE AND

RADIOACTIVITY

Atomic structure

Ionising Radiation! The stuff of science fiction

nightmares! An invisible killer that detroys living

things! Murdered spies! Nuclear disasters!

Radioactive waste! Nuclear destruction. It is vital that

we understand this natural phenomena. This is the

page to do so….. But before we can understand what

ionising radiation is, we first need to understand the

structure of the atom…..

atomic mass nucleus has the same number of protons but a different number of neutrons ion atomic number proton
Describe what is happening in these two diagrams?