A nuclear reaction is represented by the equation :
(a) Name the process represented by this equation and describe what happens during this reaction.
(b) Identify the particle c and the number x of such particles produced in the reaction.
(c) What does E represent?
(d) State two conditions under which such a reaction takes place.
(e) What type of nuclear bomb is based on similar reactions ?
(a) Nuclear fusion in which two smaller nuclei combine in order to form a bigger nucleus with the release of energy, brought about under the conditions of high temperature and pressure.
(b) Particle c is neutron; x = 1
(c) E is the Energy liberated
(d) Such reactions takes place user the two following conditions:
• Millions of degrees of temperature and
• Millions of pascals of pressure
(e) Hydrogen bomb is based on similar reaction.