Nuclear fusion & fission (HL)

IB Chemistry: Nuclear fusion & fission (HL)

Who sets the trends?Under ‘Applications and skills’ the syllabus asks for a discussion on the different properties of uranium dioxide, UO2, and uranium hexafluoride, UF6, in terms of structure and bonding. This is fine and necessary as uranium dioxide is used as a nuclear fuel whereas uranium hexafluoride is used for enrichment. Uranium dioxide has a calcite (CaF2) ionic crystalline structure with each uranium atom...

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