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Radioactive Pollution

What is Radioactive Pollution? Radioactive Substances and nuclear radiations (i.e., alpha, beta & gamma-particles) produced during nuclear reactions, affect our environment adversely and thus radioactive pollution is created. Sources of Radioactive Pollution Low level radioactive liquid wastes, radioactive gaseous wastes & dusts are released during nuclear explosions. Effects of Radioactive Pollution I. The radioactive gaseous wastes are injected into the upper layer of atmosphere where, due to cooling they condense to fine-dust particles and thus Radioactive Cloud is formed. This…

Top 5 Chemists Killed or Injured by their Experiments

Karl Scheele Died while testing his discoveries Scheele was a brilliant pharmaceutical chemist who discovered many chemical elements-Oxygen, Molybdenum, Tungsten, Manganese and Chlorine. He also discovered a process very similar to pasteurization. Scheele had the habit of taste testing his discoveries and, fortunately, managed to survive his taste-test of hydrogen cyanide HCN. But alas, his luck was to run out: he died of symptoms strongly resembling mercury poisoning.   Robert Bunsen Blinded himself in one eye Robert Bunsen is probably…

What is Real Analysis?

Real analysis is the branch of Mathematics in which we study the development on the set of real numbers. We reach on real numbers through a series of successive extensions and generalizations starting from the natural numbers. In fact, starting from the set of natural numbers we pass on successively to the set of integers, the set of rational numbers and that of real numbers. Let $ \mathbf {Q}$ be the set of rational numbers. It is well known that…