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In this lesson, we will learn how to describe the process of nuclear fission and how nuclear fission reactors work.
An atomic nucleus in the core of a nuclear reactor is struck by a neutron, causing it to split into two smaller nuclei and release several neutrons.
What is the name of this process?
Which of the following correctly describes the process of induced nuclear fission?
Which of the following correctly describes the process of spontaneous nuclear fission?
Which two of the following are used as fuel in nuclear fission reactors?
In a nuclear fission reactor, the
takes heat away from the core to a heat exchanger so
that the heat can be used to generate steam for electricity generation. The
slows down the neutrons produced through fission so that they are more likely to interact with another
nucleus and keep the chain reaction going. The
absorb surplus neutrons and keep the
reaction under control.
Which of the following describes the purpose of the coolant in a nuclear fission reactor?
Which of the following materials is used for the control rods in a nuclear fission reactor?
The control rods in a nuclear fission reactor are rods made of boron that are placed in the reactor core.
Which of the following describes the purpose of control rods in a nuclear fission reactor?
Does removing the control rods from the core of the reactor increase or decrease the rate of the chain reaction?
Which of the following is used as a moderator in some nuclear reactors?
Which of the following correctly describes the purpose of a moderator in a nuclear reactor?
The following nuclear equation shows the fission of uranium-235 into xenon and strontium:
How many neutrons are produced in this reaction?
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