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: 24.85


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Radioactive decay is a spontaneous process in which unstable nuclei emit radioactive particles as well as energy. Fission occurs when high-energy bombardment of nuclei with small particles and breaks into smaller nuclides, radioactive particles, and energy. In a chain reaction, all fission events are different. Small particles releases in the fission and the large nucleus can lead to splitting of the large nuclei in a number of ways to produce several different products.
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