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  • Slide 1
  • Nuclear Fission and Fusion
  • Slide 2
  • Nuclear Fission Nuclear Fission: The splitting of a massive nucleus into two smaller nuclei
  • Slide 3
  • Nuclear Fission Nuclear Fission: The splitting of a massive nucleus into two smaller nuclei Nuclear Fission and Energy: The splitting of atoms produces a large amount of energy. This energy is produced in nuclear power plants
  • Slide 4
  • Nuclear Fission Nuclear Fission: The splitting of a massive nucleus into two smaller nuclei Nuclear Fission and Energy: The splitting of atoms produces a large amount of energy. This energy is produced in nuclear power plants Problems with nuclear power: The waste produced has to be safely stored for thousands of years.
  • Slide 5
  • Nuclear Reactions Nuclear Reactions: When an atoms nucleus changes by gaining or releasing particles or energy. Particles released: Protons, neutrons and or electrons
  • Slide 6
  • Particles released in nuclear reactions
  • Slide 7
  • Rules for writing nuclear equations The sum of the mass numbers must be the same on both sides The sum of the charges (atomic number) must be the same.
  • Slide 8
  • Fission reaction
  • Slide 9
  • Chain reactions and weapons Chain reaction: when one fission reaction stimulates the next reaction (eg a neutron from one will join to another nuclei causing it to split)
  • Slide 10
  • Chain Reaction h
  • Slide 11
  • Nuclear Fusion Nuclear Fusion: The opposite of nuclear fission - When two smaller nuclei fuse to form one larger one

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