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. Can a nuclear explosion lake place in a reactor? Is the concentration of fissionable material used in reactors large enough for this?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

Interpret the possibility of explosion that takes place in the nuclear reactor. Interpret whether the concentration of fissionable material to be large for explosion.

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.

Explanation

A nuclear explosion take place due to the accumulation and release of energy from nuclear reactor. The energy is released from the material or atom undergoes fission to produce smaller nuclide with neutron and energy...

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