Chemistry (12th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0132525763
ISBN 13: 978-0-13252-576-3

Chapter 25 - Nuclear Chemistry - 25 Assessment: 50

Answer

The nuclei of isotopes are hit by other neutrons, causing them to split into smaller pieces that can also hit other nuclei, starting a chain reaction that releases large amounts of energy.

Work Step by Step

The nuclei of isotopes are hit by other neutrons, causing them to split into smaller pieces that can also hit other nuclei, starting a chain reaction that releases large amounts of energy.
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