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A nuclear reaction is represented by the equation :

(a) Name the process represented by this equation and describe what happens during this reaction.

(b) Identify the particle c and the number x of such particles produced in the reaction.

(c) What does E represent?

(d) State two conditions under which such a reaction takes place.

(e) What type of nuclear bomb is based on similar reactions ?

Answer :

(a) Nuclear fusion in which two smaller nuclei combine in order to form a bigger nucleus with the release of energy, brought about under the conditions of high temperature and pressure.

(b) Particle c is neutron; x = 1

(c) E is the Energy liberated

(d) Such reactions takes place user the two following conditions:

• Millions of degrees of temperature and

• Millions of pascals of pressure

(e) Hydrogen bomb is based on similar reaction.

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