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- Homework Statement
- When ##U_{92}^{235}## is bombarded by neutrons, nuclear fission can occur.

In one possible fission reaction, the two nuclides ##Ba_{56}^{141}## and ##Kr_{36}^{92}##

are produced. How many neutrons are produced?

a. 1

b. 2

c. 3

d. 4

e. 5

- Relevant Equations
- Not sure

The nuclear fission reaction is:

##U_{92}^{235} + n^{1}_{0} \to Ba_{56}^{141} +Kr_{36}^{92} + 3 ~n^{1}_{0} ##

I am not sure about the number of neutrons produced. Is it 2 or 3?

2 is from the number of neutrons on the RHS - number of neutron on LHS

3 is from the number of neutrons on RHS only

My guess would be 3. Is this correct? Thanks

##U_{92}^{235} + n^{1}_{0} \to Ba_{56}^{141} +Kr_{36}^{92} + 3 ~n^{1}_{0} ##

I am not sure about the number of neutrons produced. Is it 2 or 3?

2 is from the number of neutrons on the RHS - number of neutron on LHS

3 is from the number of neutrons on RHS only

My guess would be 3. Is this correct? Thanks