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Modern Physics Nuclear Fusion and Fission Exercises

  1. In a nuclear reactor uranium decays after a neutron collides into the nucleus, The reaction is:

a) What is the value of the particles named A and Z?

A:

Z:

b) Identify the particle labelled as X: ______________________________

c) This reaction is called nuclear: _________________________________

  1. In the Sun, two deuterium atoms collide and join releasing large amounts of energy. The reaction is:

a) What is the value of the particles named A and Z?

A:

Z:

b) Identify the particle labelled as Y: ______________________________

c) This reaction is called nuclear: _________________________________