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 - Page 1096: 24.84


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Work Step by Step

From fission reaction, minimum number of neutrons must be absorbed by the nuclei which sustains the chain reaction is 1 neutron. Generally 2 to 3 neutrons are required to be absorbed by other nuclei for a chain reaction to be sustained.
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