Maharashtra PSC Exam: Chemistry MCQs (Practice_Test 22 of 31)

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  1. Uranium-235 decays via a sequence of seven alpha decays and four beta decays to produce a stable nuclide. Which of the following is the nuclide that is produced?
    1. tungsten-207
    2. lead-207
    3. actinium-235
    4. proactinium-219
    5. uranium-238
  2. The half-life of tritium is 12.3 years. If 48.0 mg of tritium is released from a nuclear power plant during the course of an accident, calculate the mass (in mg) of the nuclide that will remain after 5.0 years.
  3. Nuclides that have neutron-to-proton ratios that are too HIGH (compared with stable nuclides) are expected to undergo:
    1. alpha decay.
    2. beta decay.
    3. positron decay.
    4. electron capture.
    5. none of the above:
  4. Radon-222 is a potentially serious problem in many homes. From which of the following naturally-occurring nuclides is radon-222 produced?
    1. carbon-12
    2. potassium-40
    3. iron-56
    4. thorium-232
    5. uranium-238
  5. Consider the following types of medical procedures
    1. PET (Positron Emission Tomography) scan
    2. CAT (Computerized Axial Tomography) scan
    3. MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scan
    4. Iodine-131 treatment of hyperthyroidism

    Which of these procedures involves X-rays?

    1. 1 and 3
    2. 2 and 4
    3. 3 and 4
    4. 1 only
    5. 2 only

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