Introductory Chemistry (5th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 032191029X
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-029-5

Chapter 9 - Electrons in Atoms and the Periodic Table - Exercises - Questions: 7

Answer

X-rays are commonly used in medical imaging. They are capable of easily passing through human tissue.

Work Step by Step

As they cannot pass through bone, X-ray machines are able to produce a clear picture of human bones. Other parts of the body show up as different shades of grey depending on their density. Dense parts will be lighter, and hollow parts are black.
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