Q. 19 OBJECTIVE

During a nuclear A. a heavy nucleus breaks into two fragments by itself

B. a light nucleus bombarded by thermal neutrons breaks up

C. a heavy nucleus bombarded by thermal neutrons breaks up

D. two light nuclei combine to give a heavier nucleus and possible other products.

Answer :

The reaction in which the nuclear energy is obtained by breaking a heavy nucleus into two or more light nuclei is called as nuclear fission reaction. Highly fissionable material like are not found in nature. However, the natural Uranium contains 0.7% of which has high probability of absorbing a slow neutron and thus forming. Thus, a heavy nucleus is bombarded by thermal neutrons which results in formation of. This highly fissionable material now breaks up and nuclear fission reaction occurs.

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