Chemistry Practice Problems Nuclear Fission Practice Problems Solution: Bombardment of uranium-235 with a neutron generate...

Solution: Bombardment of uranium-235 with a neutron generates tellurium-135, 3 neutrons, and __________.

Problem

Bombardment of uranium-235 with a neutron generates tellurium-135, 3 neutrons, and __________.

Solution

We’re being asked to determine the products other product of the bombardment of uranium-235 with a neutron that generates tellurium-135 and 3 neutrons


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. Therefore, a neutron is one of the reactants.


The element can be represented as:


Reactants:               Products:

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