Lakhmir Singh & Manjit Kaur - Physics

Book: Lakhmir Singh & Manjit Kaur - Physics

Chapter: 3. Sources of Energy

Subject: Physics - Class 10th

Q. No. 1 of Very Short Answer Type Questions-Pg-156

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What type of nuclear reaction is responsible for the liberation of energy:

(a) In a nuclear reactor?

(b) In the sun?

a) Nuclear fission-Nuclear fission is a process where the nucleus of an atom is split into two or more smaller nuclei, known as fission products.

b) Nuclear fusion-nuclear fusion is a reaction in which two or more atomic nuclei come close enough to form one or more different atomic nuclei and subatomic particles.

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