# Numerical Problems on Nuclear chemistry

1. In a particular neutron-induced fission of 235U, 4 prompt neutrons are produced and one fission fragment is 121Ag. (a) What is the other fission fragment? (b) How much energy is liberated promptly (i.e., before the fission fragments begin to decay)? (c) If the total initial kinetic energy of the fission fragments is 150 MeV, what is the initial kinetic energy of each? (d) What is the total kinetic energy shared by the four prompt neutrons.

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Q. In a particular neutron-induced fission of 235U, 4 prompt neutrons are produced and one fission fragment is 121Ag. (a) What is the other fission fragment? (b) How much energy is liberated promptly (i.e., before the fission fragments begin to decay)? (c) If the total initial kinetic energy of the fission fragments is 150 MeV, what is the initial kinetic energy of each? (d) What is the total kinetic energy shared by the four prompt neutrons.

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(a) In an induced fission reaction, a neutron is absorbed by a uranium-235 nucleus, turning it briefly into an excited uranium-236 nucleus, with the excitation energy provided by the kinetic energy of the neutron plus the forces that bind ...

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This solution provides detailed step-wise calculation to a bunch of numerical problems related to neutron-induced fission reaction.