(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A uranium nucleus in a reactor captures a slow neutron and divides, or fissions, into two smaller daughter nuclei. Assuming the nucleus divides into two equal daughters with charge Q=46e and diameter d=2x10-14m, calculate their electric potential energy.

2. Relevant equations

k = (9x10^9)Nm^2/C^2

V = kQ/r

U = qV

3. The attempt at a solution

I've tried using the two equations above to find the U, but it's not right with both:

k(46)/(1x10^-14)&k(46^2)/(1x10^-14).

Am I using the wrong formulas? Not doing enough work?

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# Homework Help: Electric Potential Energy Question

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