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Radioactive compound

  1. Jul 6, 2005 #1
    is there exists radioactive compound, such as uranium compound with some other elements? does the bonding of atoms into molecules make radioactive decay more difficult? causing "screening" effect for example?

    thanks.
     
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  3. Jul 6, 2005 #2

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    Radioactivity is wholly a property of the nucleus and is independent of the compound in which the radionuclide is present. The rate of nuclear decay (transformation) is the same regardless of the compound.

    See - http://www.webelements.com/webelements/elements/text/U/key.html - which has a list of U compounds to the right and down.

    The independence of nuclear decay from chemical compound form applies to all elements.
     
  4. Jul 6, 2005 #3
    thanks a lot.
     
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