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Kenneth A Krohn
CHEM 418
Seattle Campus

Nuclear Chemistry

Natural radioactivity, nuclear systematics and reactions, radioactive decay processes, stellar nucleosynthesis, applications of radioactivity. Prerequisite: either CHEM 453, CHEM 455, or CHEM 475.

Class description

This course will emphasize nuclear and radiochemical methods applied to chemical analyses in the physical and biological sciences.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Lectures and problem sets. In-class problem solving in which students are expected to participate by devising novel experiments. Graduate students are expected to write a brief research proposal that uses radiation or radioisotopes to answer a research question of their personal interest. Undergraduates are expected to write a review paper of one of the classic experiments in the development of our understanding of atomic or nuclear structure.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

Exams, paper and class participation


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Kenneth A Krohn
Date: 12/27/2006