Activity: Radioactivity

IB Physics: Activity: Radioactivity

In the last activity you did plotted this curve:AS you can see some nuclei have higher BE than others, let"s zoom in on the left hand sideHere we can see 222Rn and 226Ra. Rn has a slightly higher BE per nucleon so the nucleons in Rn would be more difficult to remove than the nucleons in Ra, in other words Rn is more stable.Stop thinking about nucleons for a minute and consider a ball in a bowl.

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