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Help Radio Active Elements

  1. Jan 14, 2004 #1
    SO im doing a Powerpoint for my Science class.

    Well anyways maybe you guys could help me out a bit.

    Which kind of bondings to Radio Active Elemenets (actinide and Lanthonide) use, and why?

    And what is so unique about Radio Active Element.

    If anyone could respond to this tonight I would greatly appreciate this, for it is due tomorrow..

    Thanks again,

    Sam
     
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  3. Jan 15, 2004 #2

    jimmy p

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    Uh...i should think that they would ionically bond.

    Whats special about radioactive elements?? Well they are usually less stable than other elements due to less attractive forces in the nucleus (and more repulsion from the large numbers of protons) which causes them to decay so to become more stable.
     
  4. Jan 15, 2004 #3

    Kurdt

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    Judging from the position of both on the periodic table I'd guess that hey have a strange bonding because they not only have a d shell but my guess it they start the shell up. I don't know any specifics sorry.
     
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