The fission reaction n + 235U → 236U* → 141Ba + 92Kr + 3n produced 170 MeV of kinetic(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

energy.

A. How many of these fission events are needed to produce energy of 1 kilowatt- hour (kWh), that is, the energy it takes to run your blow dryer for an hour?

B. How many neutrons are produced in this chain reaction process?

I know how to do A. I was just wondering how to do part B. Is it just: 3^(# of reactions needed)?

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