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2. What are isotopes?

  • Atoms with the same number of protons but a different number of neutrons.
  • Atoms with the same number of neutrons but a different number of protons
  • Atoms with the same number of electrons but a different number of neutrons
  • Atoms with the same number of protons but a different number of electrons

3. What types of radiation are there?

  • Alpha, Beta, Delta
  • Alpha, Beta, Gamma
  • Gamma, Beta, Delta,
  • Alpha, Gamma, Delta

4. Where does background radiation come from? 3 answers please.

  • a) Naturally occuring unstable isotopes e.g rocks, food, building material. b) space, cosmic rays, mostly coming from the sun. c) man made sources, e.g fallout from nuclear weapons tests- chernobyl or dumped nuclear waste.
  • a) Nuclear waste b) Fossil Fuels c) Cosmic Rays
  • a) The ionosphere b) Naturally occuring unstable isotopes e.g food and rocks c) Radiatiors
  • a) Cosmic Ray Radiation b) Technology c) Nuclear explosions

5. What type of particles are alpha particles? (hint, it's an element)

  • Helium nuclei. 2 protons, 2 neutrons
  • Oxygen nuclei. 4 protons, 2 neutrons
  • Nitrogen nuclei. 6 protons, 6 neutrons
  • Hydrogen nuclei, 1 proton, 1 neutron

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