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Fundamentals of Physics Study Set 2

Physics & Astronomy

Quiz 43 :

Energy From the Nucleus

Quiz 43 :

Energy From the Nucleus

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The binding energy per nucleon:
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Consider the following energies: img Rank them in order of increasing value.
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The approximate amount of energy emitted in the fission of a nucleus such as 235U is:
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In a nuclear reactor the fissionable fuel is formed into pellets rather than finely ground and mixed with the moderator.This reduces the probability of:
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The barrier to fission comes about because the fragments:
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Separation of the isotopes of uranium requires a physical, rather than chemical, method because:
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When uranium undergoes fission as a result of neutron bombardment, the energy released is due to:
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When 236U fissions the fragments are:
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The energy supplied by a thermal neutron in a fission event is essentially its:
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235U is readily made fissionable by a thermal neutron but 238U is not because:
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Which one of the following represents a fission reaction that can be activated by slow neutrons?
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Fission fragments usually decay by emitting:
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In the uranium disintegration series:
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The table lists properties of several heavy nuclei when they are struck by thermal neutrons; En is the excitation energy and Eb is the energy barrier.Which quantity, or combination of quantities, represents the energy put into the oscillation of the resulting compound nucleus? img
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When fissions, the products might be:
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If the nucleus of a lead atom were broken into two identical nuclei, the total mass of the result would be:
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In a nuclear power plant, the power discharged to the environment:
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An explosion does not result from a small piece of 235U because:
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Consider all possible fission events.Which of the following statements is true?
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Which one of the following is NOT needed in a nuclear fission reactor?
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