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Paul Peter Urone + 1 other
ISBN: 9781938168000

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

Why is a conventional fission nuclear reactor not able to explode as a bomb?

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To Explain:

The conventional fission nuclear reactor is not able to explode a bomb.

Explanation

Introduction:

A nuclear reactor is a power plant, that uses nuclear fission to eventually generate electricity.

Nuclear fission results when a neutron collides with an atom, causing it to become unstable and split. Once the atom splits, neutrons are released, along with energy and radiation. The fission reaction occurs in nuclear reactors are controlled fission reaction. The control rods are put in the center to control the fission reaction...

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