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Fission and fusion

What is nuclear fission? When one atom splits into smaller atoms.
What is nuclear fusion? When two atoms are put together to make a larger atom.
What type of energy is stored in fossil fuels? Chemical energy
What is the function of a turbine? To turn the generator
What role does steam play in making electricity? Steam turns the blades of the turbine
How does a generator work? A roll of copper spins inside a group of magnets
What is the description of electrical energy? Moving electrons
Which element is generally used as fuel in a nuclear reactor? uranium
What is released during alpha decay? an atom of helium - contains 2 protons and 2 neutrons
What is the atomic mass of a helium atom? 4
What is released during beta decay? An electron falls into the nucleus, collides with a neutron, and changes into a proton
During alpha decay, what happens to the mass of the atom? The mass decreases by 2
During beta decay, what happens to the mass of the atom? The mass remains unchanged
Created by: lb goodlock