Science Examples

Examples of Nuclear Chemistry

Nuclear chemistry

Nuclear chemistry is a branch of chemistry that is responsible for studying processes related to radioactivity, changes and properties in different types of matter . This branch covers what is nuclear fission and fusion and the aforementioned changes usually occur naturally or artificially from the nucleus of an atom .


There are elements that act directly on matter, some of these substances are:

    • the radon which is in noble gases and is characterized by having atoms that are not bound and their radioactivity is low,
    • Another element is radium , which usually has a white color and when exposed to the surface turns black, it is an alkaline earth metal and is found in uranium mines,
    • on the other hand are the actinides which belong to what is known as rare earths.


The study of this branch allows the development of new more efficient treatments for this type of alterations and not only within the field of medicine but also in the agricultural sector, the industrial sector and biology.

Examples of nuclear chemistry

  1. Nuclear power plants
  2. Pest control
  3. Mutations in seeds, plants and vegetables
  4. Negative effects on food preservation
  5. Nuclear medicine
  6. Increase the production of drinking water
  7. Nuclear powered ships and submarines
  8. Atomic bomb
  9. Innovative medical research and development
  10. The creation of radioisotopes that allow to control the emission of pollutants

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