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CHEM 371 Nuclear Chemistry - 3 credits


Prerequisite(s): A grade of ‘C’ or better in PHYS 212  or PHYS 213  or PHYS 214 , and  CHEM 112 , and MATH 160  or MATH 160B 

 
This course introduces the nature of radiation and radioactivity; the study of decay processes; the introduction to properties of atomic nuclei; nuclear processes in chemical, biological, medical and environmental applications of radioactivity. Kinetics and Energetics of Nuclear Reactions, Nuclear stability, fission, and nuclear fusion would be covered. Chemical techniques, radiation safety and nuclear instrumentation would also be addressed. The use of nuclear processes in non-radioactive areas of human activity such as nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy in synthetic organic chemistry, in physical chemistry and for structural analysis in macromolecular chemistry will be discussed.
Semester(s) Offered: Fall



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