School of Chemistry | Faculty of Science | The University of Sydney
Periodic Table (PDF) | Useful Data | Useful Formulas

CHEM1612 - Resources for Week 12

Topics and Learning Outcomes

  • Radiochemistry
    •  recognise nuclear reactions, including the major spontaneous decay mechanisms.
    •  define and distinguish between nucleons, nuclides and isotopes, X-rays & gamma rays, decay series and daughter isotopes.
    •  balance nuclear reactions
    •  recognise stable and unstable nuclides
    •  predict the decay mechanism for an unstable isotope
    •  explain the main factors that contributes to effective radiation dose, including penetrating power, activity and energy
    •  explain the main mechanism of biological damage by ionizing radiation.
    •  explain the use of radioactive isotopes in medical imaging, and distinguish the information obtained from X-rays
    •  explain how isotope generators produce isotopes such as 99mTc for medical imaging, and give some examples of its use.
    •  explain PET, the generation of radioisotopes by a cyclotron, and know the kinds of isotopes produced

Textbook and eBook References

Lecture Notes, Tutorial Worksheets & Answers and Suggested Exam Questions

You need to login to eLearning to access lecture notes.

ChemCAL and iChem Resources

Contributed Links and Resources

You can contribute resources to this site and rank the existing resources: log in to eLearning and follow the link to 'Contribute' under 'Course Resources'.

Radiochemistry -  

Most Popular Resources This Week

Contact Us | Privacy | ©2024 School of Chemistry | last modified Friday, 21 February, 2014 :: top of the page ::