Lakhmir Singh & Manjit Kaur - Physics

Book: Lakhmir Singh & Manjit Kaur - Physics

Chapter: 3. Sources of Energy

Subject: Physics - Class 10th

Q. No. 49 of Questions Based on High Order Thinking Skills (HOTS)-Pg-159

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A nuclear power plant is working normally. What would you do it the reactor core suddenly got too hot?

If the reactor core all of a sudden gets too hot then it indicates that the rate of nuclear fission is intensified excessively so in order to reduce the rate of nuclear fission process insert the control rods of boron a little more into the reactor and hence the reactor would start working normally.

Chapter Exercises

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A nuclear reaction is represented by the following equation:

(a) Name the process represented by this equation and describe what takes place in this reaction.

(b) Identify the particle c and the number x of such particles produced in the reaction.

(c) What does E represent?

(d) Name one installation where the above nuclear reaction is utilized.

(e) What type of bomb is based on similar type of reactions?