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Paul Peter Urone + 1 other
ISBN: 9781938168000
Textbook Problem

Find the radius of a 238Pu nucleus. 238Pu is a manufactured nuclide that is used as a power source on some space probes.

To determine

The radius of a P238u nucleus.

Explanation

Given info:

Nuclear constant

  r0=1.2 fm

Mass number of P238u nucleus

  A=238

Formula used:

The radius r of a nucleus is given by,

  r=r0A1/3

Calculation:

Substitute the given values of r0and A in the formula and calculate the value of r

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