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what is fission? Fission is the process of splitting atoms
what happens during nuclear fission? a slow moving neutron is added to the nucleus to make it unstable
The splitting of atomic _______ is called nuclear fission atomic nuclei
Fission involves the splitting of atomic nuclei into ______ fragments
Atoms with mass number close to ____ have been found to be the most stable 60
what happens to atoms with mass numbers lower than 60? the atoms undergo fusion
what happens to atoms with mass numbers higher than 60? the atoms undergo fission
What must happen for nuclear fission to occur? a slow moving neutron must be absorbed into a uranium or plutonium nucleus

what is fission?

what happens during nuclear fission?

The splitting of atomic _______ is called nuclear fission

Fission involves the splitting of atomic nuclei into ______

Atoms with mass number close to ____ have been found to be the most stable

what happens to atoms with mass numbers lower than 60?

what happens to atoms with mass numbers higher than 60?

What must happen for nuclear fission to occur?

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