We’re being asked to **predict whether the nuclear products of this fission reaction are stable**

We will do the following steps to solve the problem:

Step 1: Determine the products of the fission reaction

Step 2: Determine the stability of the products

**Step 1**: Determine the products of the fission reaction:

**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.

**Recall that elements can be represented as:**

**Reactants: Products:**

The diagram shown below illustrates a fission process.

Use the figure to predict whether the nuclear products of this fission reaction are stable.

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