Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 34 - Reading Check Questions (Comprehension) - Page 653: 2


Deep inside a large chunk of uranium, neutrons are more likely to be captured by another uranium atom rather than to escape the surface. This increases the chances of another fission event, eventually leading to a chain reaction.

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