Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant Case Study
Calculate the mass (in grams) of uranium 235 (U-235) in 1.26 X10⁵ kilograms of UO₂
U-235 undergoes fission when a neutron is added to the nucleus to release Kr-89 as one of the products and 3 neutrons. What is the missing isotope produced in this nuclear fission reaction? Write the complete nuclear fission reaction. …show more content…
What are the first two steps that occur? The first step will be an alpha decay; write out the equation for the alpha decay. Its product will go through a second (beta) decay; write out the equation for the beta decay.
U-238 has an extremely long half-life of 4.5 billion years. Using the isotopes from 3, what are the half lives of the 2 products. After 30 days, how many half lives have occurred?
Given 85 grams of Thorium 234, how many grams will remain after 72.3