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“Know the Nucleus” Activity – Dept of BSc: February 11, 2020

Kanika, the Department Association for Chemistry organised a classroom activity – “Know the Nucleus” for IV Semester BSc PCM students on February 11, 2020. The main objective of this activity was to make the undergraduate level students thorough with the basic aspects of nuclear chemistry. An introduction to the concepts like atomic number, mass number, number of nucleons, binding energy and mass defect was initially given to the students by Dr. Nebula Murukesh. They were also given an idea on how binding energy can be calculated from mass defect and what is known as nuclear stability which forms the basis of radiochemistry. After the introductory session, table containing the names of certain nucleus was displayed. The students were asked to take down the names of the nuclei given. Later on, the students were asked to find out the missing parameters in the given table without any discussion with each other. Each student filled the missing values. The values were verified and corrected. Later on, one of the students Ms. Vandana, declared the results. The students enjoyed the puzzle activity and the program could impart the basic concepts into their minds effectively.

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