- #1

- 39

- 0

**The ratio of Pu238 and O2 in Plutonium dioxide???**

Hello, guys.

I was wondering if I can find a ratio of Pu238 and O2 in PuO2.

In my problem set, these are all I have.

- 238/94 Pu -----86yrs----> 4/2 He + 234/92 U + 5.59 Mev

- 238PuO2 : 6000 gram in a sphere (10 cm diameter)

- Density of PuO2 : 11.46 g/cc

Q1) Calculate the number of curies of 238 Pu in this sphere

Q2) Calculate the power generated by this sphere (watt)

Since I couldn't find how much Pu or O2 is in PuO2 respectively, I couldn't simple figure the curies of Pu. Thus I've tried to find the ration for a couple of hours on the web but nothing came out.

Does anyone help me out?

Thanks,

Ryan.