'The Bomb: A New History'
and how readily a chain reaction would proceed in different configurations. All that could be done was to make intelligent guesses and hope for the best. The next challenge faced by the scientists and technicians was how to keep the uranium or plutonium ...
Should You Actually Be Worried About Nuclear Radiation?
Nuclear radiation alters a nucleus' shape and size ... Molecular structure and chemical reactions are almost completely determined by electron configuration. Carbon 12,13 or 14 can all fit equally well into the organic molecules that life is made of.
Some Isotopes Were Not Calculated, Per New Huntington Pilot Plant Response, Lengthier Residue Decays Possible
Earlier documents calculated only “short-lived progeny ... These rays emanate from heavy elements such as uranium, plutonium and americium. Beta rays are negatively charged electrons seven thousand times lighter than alpha particles.
Pique the Geek 20120916: Fluorine, Something You Have Never Seen
Fluorine needs only one more electron to attain the same electronic configuration as neon ... That is why the US and the former USSR used plutonium in large part for weapons. Plutonium is made from 238 U, but since it is a different element, much less ...
Electron Configurations and Chemical Periodicity
Electron Configurations Give the electron configuration of chlorine using the spdf, noble gas, and orbital box notations. Write the electron configuration for Al using the noble gas notation and give a set of quantum numbers for each of the electrons with ...