Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 35 - Reading Check Questions (Comprehension): 30

Answer

The amount of energy released when one uranium atom undergoes fission is 10 million times greater than the energy released by the combustion of carbon to form a single carbon dioxide molecule. So the amount of mass converted to energy is also 10 million times greater.

Work Step by Step

This is discussed on pages 678-679.
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