This webinar covers atomic decay, a key area of MCAT chemistry. You will learn about the different types of subatomic particles and various decay processes, as well as how to solve related math problems. You will also be introduced to the important medical applications of atomic decay, such as PET imaging.
At a glance
Solve atomic decay as a mathematical operation
Solve half life problems
Identify applications of decay, such as PET scans
The differences between protons, electrons, and neutrons
The differences between alpha, beta (+/-), and gamma decay
On the MCAT
Remember that the MCAT gives you a periodic table, so don't forget to reference it for atomic number and mass
PET imaging is an important application of atomic decay; it pops up in Psych/Soc and in relation to brain anatomy
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