A Lithium-6 sample (m = 12,0 mg) which was isolated in ampule V = 200 cm(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); ^{3},was loaded in nuclear reactor and irradiated by neutrons for a long time. Calculate the maximal pressure in reactor, T = 400 K.

The equation is

Li + n = T + α

I calculated the energy of this reaction using formula ΔE = -Δmc^{2}

4,78 MeV for 1 particle, and then calculated it for 12 mg of Lithium.

How can I transfer energy to pressure? I tried to use the kinetic energy but nothing came out of it. May be it is possible to use thermodynamic laws? If you know please help me solve this task...

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# Homework Help: How to calculate the pressure in nuclear reactions?

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