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Fission Fill-in Notes

Define Fission


 

First Example of fission:

In words:
One n0 hits U-235 atom fission results in one Ba-142 atom an Kr-91 atom and three n0

As an equation:

 
 

Nucleon count: The number of protons and the mass number will be the same for both sides of the equation!
Beginning number of nucleons FISSION ! Ending number of nucleons
protons (p+)
 
neutrons (n0)
 

Second Example of fission:

In words:

 
 

As an equation:

 
 

Nucleon count: The number of protons and the mass number will be the same for both sides of the equation!
Beginning number of nucleons FISSION ! Ending number of nucleons
protons (p+)
 
neutrons (n0)
 

Although the mass numbers will be conserved, a small amount of the atom's binding energy will be released.