Nuclear chemistryNuclear 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