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3/3/05 1 Name _________________________ Section __________________ Activity 17: Nuclear Energy Use As you watch the videos in class today, look for a pro-nuclear or anti-nuclear bias on the part of the video producers, narrators, and interviewers. Which ones had a very evident bias? 17.1 Electrical Energy from Nuclear Reactors 1) Fission Reactions a) What happens to a uranium-235 ( U 235 92 ) nucleus during a fission reaction? b) What reaction products are released when a U-235 nucleus fissions? c) What is a nuclear chain reaction? 2) Components of Nuclear Fission Reactors a) What is the purpose of the moderator in a nuclear reactor? What are two of the substances that may be used as moderators? b) What is the purpose of control rods in a nuclear reactor? c) List three other components of a nuclear reactor. d) How is the thermal energy from uranium-235 fissions converted into electrical energy?
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3/3/05 2 3) Nuclear reactor fuel a) Which uranium isotope is most common in naturally occurring uranium ores? b)
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