nuclear fission + fusion

  • Created by: rxbyw
  • Created on: 27-01-19 10:32

nuclear fission:

when an atomic nucleus splits up to form two smaller nuclei

spontaneous fission rarely happens

nucleus has to absorb neutron to split

when atom splits forms 2 lighter elements 

chain reactions happen when 2/3 neutrons are released when an atom splits and are absorbed by other nuclei if they are moving slowly enough.

the process if used to generate power in nuclear power plants

energy not transferred to kinetic energy…


No comments have yet been made