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2. What is radioactive dating?

  • Where a radioactive object is measured against the half life of carbon
  • When an atom of helium is magnetised, making it radioactive
  • Where a proton and neutron are attracted in a nucleus
  • Where two radioactive sources penetrate the same material simultaneously

3. What is the most common source of background radiation?

  • Medical sources
  • Food and Drink
  • Radon gas from the ground
  • Weapons testing

4. What is the effect on the mass + atomic number on beta on the nucleus?

  • Decreases by 2
  • Atomic number increases by 1
  • Atomic number doesn't change

5. What is radioactive dating used for?

  • Used by archaeologists to see how old something is
  • Used by chemists to test for radioactive sources
  • Used to make iron chains
  • Used genetically modify crops

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