iGCSE double award Radioactivity (Physics)

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1. What is radioactive dating used for?

  • Used to make iron chains
  • Used genetically modify crops
  • Used by archaeologists to see how old something is
  • Used by chemists to test for radioactive sources
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2. How is the penetrating power of a gamma particle reduced?

  • It cannot be reduced
  • With a thick layer of lead
  • With paper or air
  • With 3mm of aluminium

3. What is radiation measured in?

  • Joules
  • kJ/h
  • Bequerels
  • Ohms

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

  • Increases by 4
  • No specific effect
  • Decreases by 2

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

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

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