Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change 7th Edition

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 007351117X
ISBN 13: 978-0-07351-117-7

Chapter 24 - Problems: 24.60

Answer

See explanation below.

Work Step by Step

a. The amount of radiation energy absorbed per body mass in kg is called as rad. Given that 135lb person absorbs 3.3x10^-7 J The amount absorbed can be calculated as: (3.3x10^-7J/135 lb)(2.205 lb/kg)(1 rad/ 10^-2 J/kg) = 5.4 x 10^-7 rad b. We know that 1 rad = 0.01 Gy (5.4 x 10^-2 J/kg)(0.01 Gy) = 5.4 x 10^-9 Gy
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