## What does the fission of uranium-235 produce?

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## What does the fission of uranium-235 produce?

Fission of U-235 nuclei typically releases 2 or 3 neutrons, with an average of almost 2.5.

**What energy does uranium-235 produce?**

In a nuclear reactor the uranium fuel is assembled in such a way that a controlled fission chain reaction can be achieved. The heat created by splitting the U-235 atoms is then used to make steam which spins a turbine to drive a generator, producing electricity.

**What type of energy is fission of uranium-235?**

Nuclear Energy

4.1. 3 Nuclear Energy. Nuclear energy comes either from two nuclear reactions, fission and fusion. In the fission reaction, an atom with large atomic number such as thorium (232), uranium (235), or plutonium (239) is split into two or three lower atomic number elements when a neutron is absorbed.

### How is uranium-235 produced?

U235 when concentrated (or “enriched”) is fissionable in light-water reactors (the most common reactor design in the USA). During fission, the nucleus of the atom splits apart producing both heat and extra neutrons.

**What is the energy released in the fission of 2 kg of uranium-235 given energy per fission 200?**

Hence, Total Energy released = 8.

**Who is credited with first achieving fission of uranium-235?**

Uranium-235 has a half-life of 703.8 million years. It was discovered in 1935 by Arthur Jeffrey Dempster. Its fission cross section for slow thermal neutrons is about 584.3±1 barns. For fast neutrons it is on the order of 1 barn….Uranium-235.

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Names | uranium-235, U-235 |

Protons (Z) | 92 |

Neutrons (N) | 143 |

Nuclide data |

## How much energy is released when 2 grams of uranium 235 completely undergoes fission?

Energy released per fission is 200 MeV.

**How much energy does 2g of U 235 release?**

= 0.455 × 105 kwh = 4.55 × 104 kwh.

**When a U-235 nucleus undergoes fission 200 MeV energy is released how many fission per second are needed for generating a power of 1 watt?**

Q: 200 MeV energy is released when one nucleus of U235 undergoes fission. Find the number of fission per second required for producing a power of 1 megawatt. P = 1 mega watt = 106 watts. n = 106/(3.2 × 10-11 ) = 3.125 × 1016 fission.