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: 24.67

Answer

See explanation below.

Work Step by Step

During the chemical analyses, neutron activation analysis does not damage the sample. Radioisotopes are created when neutrons are bombarded on a non radioactive sample. The neutrons activate the atoms in non-radioactive sample to radioisotopes. The radioisotopes revert back their original state by emitting back radiation, which is different for each sample.
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