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A nuclear reaction is represented by the following equation:

(a) Name the process represented by this equation and describe what takes place in this reaction.

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

(c) What does E represent?

(d) Name one installation where the above nuclear reaction is utilized.

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

Answer :

(a) Nuclear fission in which large nucleus splits into two smaller nuclei with the release of energy, brought about by the absorption of a neutron.

(b) Particle c is neutron; x = 3

(c) E represents the Energy liberated

(d) The reaction is utilized in Nuclear Power Station

(e) Atom bomb is based on similar type of reaction called nuclear fusion.

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