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Examine the reaction in which uranium fractures

  1. Jul 21, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    At the other end of the nuclear size spectrum are the extremely large nuclei. Examine the reaction in which uranium fractures into cerium and zirconium:

    235U -> 140Ce + 94Zr + neutron.

    Is this reaction allowed by energy considerations? If so, how much energy is released?

    Create each nucleus with the simulation, calculate its total binding energy, and find the net release of energy from the reaction.


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    3. The attempt at a solution
    no IDEA.
     
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  3. Jul 21, 2008 #2
    Have an attempt first, no one is just going to give you an answer. But, you need to start by looking at the binding energies of each of the nuclei.
     
  4. Jul 21, 2008 #3

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    What does that mean?
     
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