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What is a key difference between chemical and nuclear reactions? In chemical reactions, new compounds are formed. In nuclear reactions, compounds are destroyed. Chemical reactions involve electron rearrangements. Nuclear reactions involve changes to the nucleus. Chemical reactions involve large changes in energy. Nuclear reactions absorb or release small amounts of energy. In chemical reactions, only alpha radiation is emitted. In nuclear reactions, alpha, beta, and gamma decay may occur.

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Zach Chandler on April 6, 2018

Answer: Chemical reactions involve electron rearrangements. Nuclear reactions involve changes in the nucleus. Explanation;-Nuclear reactions involve a change in an atom's nucleus, usually producing a different element ,together with the emission of radiation such as α, β and γ etc rays. Chemical reactions, on the other hand, it is just a rearrangement of the electrons and do not involve changes in nuclei. -The different isotopes of an element that typically behave similarly in chemical reactions as their extra-nuclear electronic configurations are the same. The nuclear chemistry of different isotopes vary greatly from one to the other.-The rates of chemical reactions are influenced by external effects such as temperature,pressure and catalysts. The rates of nuclear reactions are spontaneous and are not affected by such factors.


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