12. (a) Consider the process239U+n→140Ce +99Ru + Ne.We haveZf−Zi=ZCe+ZRu−ZU=58 + 44−92 = 10. Thus the number of beta-decay events is 10.(b) Using Table 38-3, the energy released in this Fssion process is
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