Ch.19 - Nuclear ChemistrySee all chapters
All Chapters
Ch.1 - Intro to General Chemistry
Ch.2 - Atoms & Elements
Ch.3 - Chemical Reactions
BONUS: Lab Techniques and Procedures
BONUS: Mathematical Operations and Functions
Ch.4 - Chemical Quantities & Aqueous Reactions
Ch.5 - Gases
Ch.6 - Thermochemistry
Ch.7 - Quantum Mechanics
Ch.8 - Periodic Properties of the Elements
Ch.9 - Bonding & Molecular Structure
Ch.10 - Molecular Shapes & Valence Bond Theory
Ch.11 - Liquids, Solids & Intermolecular Forces
Ch.12 - Solutions
Ch.13 - Chemical Kinetics
Ch.14 - Chemical Equilibrium
Ch.15 - Acid and Base Equilibrium
Ch.16 - Aqueous Equilibrium
Ch. 17 - Chemical Thermodynamics
Ch.18 - Electrochemistry
Ch.19 - Nuclear Chemistry
Ch.20 - Organic Chemistry
Ch.22 - Chemistry of the Nonmetals
Ch.23 - Transition Metals and Coordination Compounds

Solution: How does a nuclear reaction differ from a chemical reaction?...


How does a nuclear reaction differ from a chemical reaction?

a. In a nuclear reaction, the elements change identities while in a chemical reaction they do not.

b.  Entropy is increased in a chemical reaction while it is decreased in a nuclear reaction.

c. There is no actual difference between the two reactions except that a nuclear reaction emits radiation while a chemical reaction emits heat.

d. Entropy is increased in a nuclear reaction while it is decreased in a chemical reaction.

e. In a chemical reaction, elements are created and destroyed while all elements are conserved in a nuclear reaction.