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:
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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