College Physics

1st Edition
Paul Peter Urone + 1 other
ISBN: 9781938168000



College Physics

1st Edition
Paul Peter Urone + 1 other
ISBN: 9781938168000
Textbook Problem

Since the uranium or plutonium nucleus fissions into several fission fragments whose mass distribution covers a wide tango of pieces, would you expect more residual radioactivity from fission than fusion? Explain.

To determine

Whether there will be more residual radioactivity from fission or fusion.



Nuclear fission reaction takes place when heavy molecules break into small pieces. In this, neutron is released which make the reaction uncontrolled . Fission reaction have many by-products during the reaction.

Nuclear fusion reaction has a neutron as by-product which is capable to react the radioactive element further and then more by-products of the reaction forms. As the reaction occur in chain form so it may be possible in fusion that unlimited by-products are obtained...

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