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Paul Peter Urone + 1 other
ISBN: 9781938168000
Textbook Problem

Explain why the fission of heavy nuclei releases energy. Similarly, why is it that energy input is required to fission light nuclei?

To determine

The reason behind releasing energy due to fission of heavy nuclei. Also, state the reason to use that energy input to fission light nuclei.

Explanation

Introduction:

Nuclear fission reaction is reaction when heavy nuclei break into two or more small nucleus. During this reaction energy is released but it can be controlled.

Energy is released during the fission reaction as heavy nucleon break into small nucleon...

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