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Steven S. Zumdahl
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Steven S. Zumdahl
ISBN: 9781133611097
Textbook Problem

In the 1950s and 1960s, several nations conducted tests of nuclear warheads in the atmosphere. It was customary, following each test, to monitor the concentration of strontium-90 (a radioactive isotope of strontium) in milk. Why would strontium-90 tend to accumulate in milk?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation: The reason for the accumulation of strontium -90 in milk is to be stated.

Concept introduction: Strontium -90 is an isotopic form of strontium. It is a radioactive element and can cause bone cancer if reaches to human body.

To determine: The reason for the accumulation of strontium -90 in milk.

Explanation

Explanation

Strontium is a group 2A element. Strontium -90 is a radioactive isotope of strontium. It may be hazardous if consumed by human body.

Chemical properties of strontium are similar to calcium

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