Nuclear chemistry

Nuclear chemistry is a subfield of chemistry dealing with radioactivity, nuclear processes and nuclear properties. It may be divided into the following categories:

  • Radiochemistry deals with the use of radioactivity to study ordinary chemical reactions
  • The application of techniques from chemistry to study nuclear reactions such as fission and fusion — see also nuclear physics.
  • Isotopic chemistry deals with the effect of nuclear mass on chemical reactions and the properties of compounds

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