Activity: Nuclear power

You should be familiar with the BE curve belowNuclei don"t tend to split on their own, the reaction needs to be initiated. Let"s look at an example:235U is an isotope of Uranium that will not split spontaneously. If a neutron is absorbed the BE is increased.A wood fire only has to be lit once. Every time wood is added the heat from the fire already there makes it burn. The same sort of thing can be achieved with the...

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