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    Comparing Amount of Coal and Uranium required for electricity

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    When some large nuclear plants run at full capacity, they produce about 1900 MW of electrical power. At this rate, what mass of 235U (kg) would it consume per year if the efficiency of converting nuclear energy to electricity is 33%? How many metric tons of coal would be required to supply the same amount of electricity?

    Hint:
    Calculate energy used in 1 year. Calculate amount of 235U needed to fission to release this energy. Take into account, efficiency of converting nuclear energy into electricity.

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    Problem: When some large nuclear plants run at full capacity, they produce about 1900 MW of electrical power. At this rate, what mass of 235U (kg) would it consume per year if the efficiency of converting nuclear energy to electricity is 33%? How many metric tons of coal would be required to supply the same ...

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