Energy From the Nucleus
Nuclear Fission <ul><li>A large unstable nucleus  splits  into two smaller, more stable nuclei </li></ul><ul><li>This rele...
http://library. thinkquest .org/17940/texts/fission/fission.html
Nuclear Fusion <ul><li>The combination of two small nuclei to form a large nucleus. </li></ul><ul><li>This releases more e...
Interesting fact: Fusing the hydrogen-2 in 3.8 L of water (about a gallon) would release the same amount of energy as burn...
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Energy From The Nucleus 12

  1. 1. Energy From the Nucleus
  2. 2. Nuclear Fission <ul><li>A large unstable nucleus splits into two smaller, more stable nuclei </li></ul><ul><li>This releases a lot of energy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Controlled Nuclear Fission-Safe, Power Plant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Uncontrolled Nuclear fission-Unsafe, Bomb </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. http://library. thinkquest .org/17940/texts/fission/fission.html
  4. 4. Nuclear Fusion <ul><li>The combination of two small nuclei to form a large nucleus. </li></ul><ul><li>This releases more energy than fission </li></ul><ul><li>Not possible because this must occur at temperatures too high (100,000,000 C) </li></ul><ul><li>Occurs in sun’s core </li></ul>
  5. 5. Interesting fact: Fusing the hydrogen-2 in 3.8 L of water (about a gallon) would release the same amount of energy as burning 1,140 L of gasoline (about 300 gallons)

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