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Physics radiation help

  1. May 12, 2015 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    in what ways are energy changes which occur in chemical reactions similar to those which occur in radioactivity? how are they different?

    2. Relevant equations


    3. The attempt at a solution

    Both have energy changes. The protons are different??
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  3. May 12, 2015 #2


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    Try reading up on radioactive decay. What particles are ejected from the atom?

    What particles are tied to chemical bonds?
  4. May 12, 2015 #3


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    What are typical energy scales for the different processes?
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