Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32162-592-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-32162-592-2

Chapter 30 - Nuclear Physics and Radioactivity - Questions: 18

Answer

Their instability requires massive energy to create them.

Work Step by Step

These artificially produced radioactive isotopes generally require a lot of energy to form. Also, they have relatively short half-lives compared to Earth’s age, and will have decayed away over time.
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