Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 34 - Think and Discuss: 74

Answer

The "nuclear magnets" would weigh more when combined into uranium than when apart.

Work Step by Step

A uranium nucleus has more mass in one piece than when it is separated - the missing mass is the source of the energy released during fission.
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