Nuclear Fission

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A slow moving neutron must be absorbed into...
uranium - 235 or plutonium - 239
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This addtional neutron makes the nucleus...
unstable and causes it to split
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Each time a uranium or plutonium splits...
into two daughter nuclei
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These nuclei are...
radioactive (waste)
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A nucleus splitting gives out a lot of...
energy
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The products left over from nuclear fission are...
highly radioactive and so can't be thrown away easily
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The equation for fission is...
235 92 U + 1 0 n --> 236 92 U + 3 0 n etc
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Enriching Uranium means that the wapons have a...
higher proportion of U235 compared to U238
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The waste product from this is called...
depleted uranium and has most U235 removeed
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Card 2

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unstable and causes it to split

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This addtional neutron makes the nucleus...

Card 3

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into two daughter nuclei

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Card 4

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radioactive (waste)

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Card 5

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energy

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