Chapter 32, Problem 46PE

### College Physics

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

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### College Physics

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

# Confirm that each at the reactions listed for plutonium breeding just following Example 32.4 conserves the total number of nucleons, the total charge, and electron family number.

To determine

Confirmation that each of the reactions listed for plutonium breeding conserves the total number of nucleons, the total charge, and electron family number?

Explanation

Calculation:

We have the equation for plutonium breeding,

â€ƒâ€ƒU238+nâ†’U239+Î³U239â†’N239p+Î²âˆ’+Ï…eN239pâ†’P239u+Î²âˆ’+Ï…e

1. U238+nâ†’U239+Î³
2. Nucleons

â€ƒâ€ƒLHS = 238 + 1 = 239

â€ƒâ€ƒRHS = 239

â€ƒâ€ƒHence verified.

Total charge

â€ƒâ€ƒLHS = 92

â€ƒâ€ƒRHS = 92

â€ƒâ€ƒHence verified

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