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. Describe the purpose of each of the major components of a nuclear reactor (moderator, control rods, containment, cooling liquid, and so on).

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Interpretation:

Interpret the working of moderator, control rod, contaminant and coolant system.

Concept Introduction:

Nuclear reactor is a system known as atomic pile which initiates nuclear chain reaction. This reactor works on uranium atom and make it split and releases neutron and heat. It consists of moderator, control rod, contaminant and coolant system.

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Neutron moderator is a powerful system that slows down the speed of fast-moving neutron to make them active for fission chain reaction.

In nuclear reactor control rod used to control the rate of fission of elements such as uranium and plutonium...

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