Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change 7th Edition

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 007351117X
ISBN 13: 978-0-07351-117-7

Chapter 24 - Problems: 24.86

Answer

See explanation below.

Work Step by Step

Fuel rods need enriched fissionable fuel to ensure a sustained chain reaction occurs.235 U which occurs naturally is present in 0.7%. This 235 U is constantly extracted and isolated until the concentration becomes 3-4%.
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