Hi could anyone help me out with a question in my geology book? It's been so long since I did any math that I cant figure out how to do this.
This is my problem:
When a neutron strikes a U235 atom, the following fission reaction occurs:
U235 = Ba141 + Kr92 + 3 neutrons + ENERGY
In the second cycle of this reaction, the 3 neutrons that were released will split 3 more U235 atoms, releasing 9 neutrons.
I would be so grateful for your help!