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Chapter 8, Problem 11E
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What is the difference between the fission reaction carried out by Fermi at the University of Chicago and the fission reaction required to produce an atomic bomb?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The difference between the fission reaction carried out by Fermi and the fission reaction required to produce an atomic bomb is to be explained.

Concept Introduction:

The amount of substance needed to endure a self-sustaining fission reaction is called critical mass.

In a fission reaction, there is release of neutrons and energy.

Explanation of Solution

The amount of substance needed for a self-sustaining fission reaction is called critical mass. In the experiment of Fermi, when U-235 is bombarded by a neutron, it releases Ba-140, Kr-93 and three neutrons. These three neutrons react with the nuclei of other U-235, which leads to the fission of the other U-235, and hence a chain reaction is induced

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