13.3 Half-Life and Transmutation

The Transmutation of Elements

Transmutation is a process in which a radioactive element transforms into another element. This occurs as there is a change in the number of protons in the atomic nucleus. Duration: 5:00.

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Half-Life Is a Measure of Radioactivity

This video lesson explores the meaning of the term half-life, which is the time it takes for one half of a radioactive sample to decay. Duration: 5:54

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KM: Radioactive Paperclips

Kai and Maile explore the hands-on chemistry activity from the textbook: "Radioactive Paperclips." Keep in mind that legonium and headonium are make-believe elements represented by the paperclips. Duration: 2:39.

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