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. The most common type of nuclear reactor uses the nuclide ___________ as its fissionable material.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

Interpret and complete the following statement.

‘A nuclear reactor uses nuclide- as fissionable material’.

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 consist of moderator, control rod, contaminant and coolant system.

Explanation

For nuclear reactor to work, critical mass of reactant is required which is the minimum mass of the reactant or nuclide required for its reaction for fission...

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