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This edition: Nuclear Chemistry: Nature's Power Pack

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Episode Details

Nuclear energy has been a controversial topic for decades, and this lesson will equip you with the necessary knowledge to join any conversation about the topic. You will begin by analyzing nuclear reactions so you can identify what is occurring at the atomic level. You then will use this information to explore why nuclear reactions are so energetic as well as build awareness around the differences between the three types of nuclear reactions. Finally, you will dive into the benefits and risks of nuclear energy to help you solidify your own position on its use or misuse. As energy needs continue to increase, nuclear energy will continue to be at the center of the discussion in the United States as well as around the world.