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Unit 3 Nuclear Power Plant Accidents 3-5 Uranium atoms, like other atoms, consist of neutrons, protons and electrons. As you have learned, protons and neutrons are small particles found in the atom's nucleus. Electrons are even smaller particles which orbit the nucleus. Atom When a uranium atom is struck by a free neutron, it may split into two or more atoms called “fission
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Unformatted text preview: products". The process of splitting an atom is called "fission." The fission process is accompanied by the release of energy, including heat and one or more neutrons. Neutron Approaching a Uranium Atom...
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