Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32162-592-7
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Chapter 31 - Nuclear Energy; Effects and Uses of Radiation - Questions: 6

Answer

a. Yes. b. It would be slower.

Work Step by Step

a. The multiplication factor is greater than 1, so a chain reaction can happen. The average number of neutrons emerging is greater than the number going in. b. If 1.5 neutrons emerged, the chain reaction would proceed more slowly than if 3 emerged from every fission.
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