Problem: How many neutrons are needed to initiate the fission reaction shown?23592 U + __ 10 n →  9938Sr + 13554Xe + 2  10n

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  • Recall that when we are solving nuclear reactions, the # atomic masses (superscript) and the # atomic number (subscript) must be balanced for the product and reactant side

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How many neutrons are needed to initiate the fission reaction shown?

23592 U + __ 10 n →  9938Sr + 13554Xe + 2  10n

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