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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CHEM 371 - Nuclear Chemistry (3 credits)


(Prereq: A grade of ‘C’ or better in PHYS 212 , CHEM 112 , and MATH 160 ) 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. F.