Physics Unit 5 Nuclear Energy

What is the definition of binding energy?
Work done to completely separate a nucleus
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What is the definition of binding energy per nucleon?
Work done per nucleon to remove all nucleons from a nucleus
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What is the measure of the stability of a nucleus?
Binding energy per nucleon
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For the notation of an element, what does A mean?
Number of protons and nucleons in a nucleus
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For the notation of an element, what does Z mean?
Number of protons in a nucleus
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What is the equivalent energy of an atomic mass unit?
931MeV
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What is the definition of nuclear fission?
A large unstable nucleus splits into two smaller nuclei
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What is the definition of nuclear fusion?
Two nuclei form a more stable nucleus
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What is the element with the most stable nucleus?
Iron
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What elements are used for nuclear fission?
Uranium and plutonium
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Which process occurs when you bombard a nucleus with neutrons?
Fission
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What are the products of nuclear fission?
Two nuclei and approx two neutrons
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Why does fission produce energy?
Positive nuclei fly apart, kinetic energy is equal to mass defect
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How do you determine the energy released from fusion?
Increase in binding energy
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What force is overcome for fusion to occur?
Electromagnetic repulsion
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What force causes nuclei to fuse?
Strong force
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What is the definition of mass defect?
Difference between mass of separated nucleons and mass of a nucleus
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