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What is nuclear fission?
The process where a large nucleus absorbs a slow-moving neutron & then splits into two large fragments
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What does nuclear fission release?
Energy & further neutrons
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What is the nucleus called used in fission?
Urainum-235 (isotope)
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Name the 3 parts that make up a nuclear reactor
Fuel rods, control rods, moderator
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What is the role of control rods?
Absorb neutrons
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What does the moderator do?
It slows down the reaction
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