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Tom

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Fission, fusion, binding energy
« on: June 09, 2004, 08:37:01 AM »
Which statement is not correct?

Fission is a process in which a heavy nuclide splits into two smaller nuclides of equal mass, releasing energy.

The binding energy per nucleon curve reaches a maximum around mass #60.

The energy released in a nuclear reaction is equivalent to the mass difference between the products and the reactants.

Fusion reactions release energy because two small nuclides merge to form a larger, more stable nuclide.
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Re:Fission, fusion, binding energy
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2004, 02:38:24 PM »
Whats the question?
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Re:Fission, fusion, binding energy
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2004, 04:41:25 AM »
It would have to be the first option as nuclei in most cases of fission split into two nearly equal nuclides but not completely equal,Thus making the first statement incorrect.For example in the fission of uranium 235 sometimes molybendum and tin were produced and others barium and krypton.
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Re:Fission, fusion, binding energy
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2004, 09:34:13 AM »
Thanks, that was helpful. I appreciate it!

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