Problem: The diagram shown below illustrates a fission process.What is the unidentified product of the fission?

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We’re being asked to determine the unidentified product of the fission.

Nuclear Fission is the splitting of a heavy nucleus to form two or lighter ones. Neutron-induced fission is when you shoot a neutron particle at the nucleus and that’s what splits the nucleus into smaller ones. 


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The diagram shown below illustrates a fission process.

The diagram shows fission, in which Superscript 1 Subscript 0 Baseline n reacts with Superscript 239 Subscript 94 Baseline Pu to yield Superscript 95 Subscript 40 Baseline Zr, two Superscript 1 Subscript 0 Baseline n, and an unidentified particle.



What is the unidentified product of the fission?

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