Category Archives: Chemistry

Radioisotopes

Radioisotopes are good when we use them for energy like in nuclear power plants. It is also relevant in developing new technology with nuclear especially in the field of medicine. Some harmful effect can be radiation like the one that happened in Japan and sort to multiple deaths and diseases. Isotopes are atoms with the same element yet different amounts of neutron. On the other hand, a radioisotope is an atom with an unstable nucleus. If it releases a neutron and energy thus it is called radioactive.