Unformatted text preview: kg of plutonium were placed in a 200 liter tank of water initially at 20 ºC, and all the radiation is absorbed by the water, how long would it take for the water to reach its boiling point (the boiling point of water is 100 ºC)? Hint: The amount of energy the water absorbs is: t E ∆ ∆ / = 500 J/s 5. Copper has a mass density of 8.96 g/cm 3 and a specific heat of 0.386 J/(K*g). If we used a copper cylinder the same size as our aluminum one in our experiment, what do you expect would have changed?...
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- Summer '08
- Physics, Kilogram, Fukushima nuclear reactor, Aluminum Cylinder, plutonium fuel rods, 0.386 J