Lesson Plan: Nuclear Reactions Chemistry

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to write and interpret nuclear reactions.


Students will be able to

  • explain the concept of nuclear stability,
  • identify positron emission and electron capture,
  • compare nuclear and chemical reactions,
  • give examples of transmutation reactions,
  • define transuranium elements.


Students should already be familiar with

  • different forms of ionizing radiation,
  • the properties and locations of subatomic particles.


Students will not cover

  • the half-life of radioactive substances.

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