Kotz and Triechel, Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity Chapter 25: Sections 7-9.
- 25.7 Nuclear fusion, the combination of nuclei with free protons or neutrons to form new elements and isotopes, requires high temperatures and pressures such as those in the cores of stars. Current human technology has not been able to control fusion reactions for practical use.
- 25.8 Nuclear decay radiation is extremely dangerous to cell structure in living organisms of any kind. Measuring radiation in Curies (Ci) and Bequerel (Bq) and energy absorbed in rads is used to determine the level of exposure from radioactive sources, and the likelihood of tissue damage.
- 25.9 In some circumstances, low levels of radioactive substances can be used as tracers to monitor chemical processes in tissues. Patient dosages are too small to cause damage, but technicians must employ safety practices to limit total cumulative exposure.
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