Can a nuclear reactor detonate the way a nuclear bomb can? Why or why not?
Solution 39Q :
A nuclear power plant cannot become a nuclear bomb although both the nuclear reactor and the atom bomb works on the same principle - nuclear fission.
The 2 main reasons why a nuclear reactor cannot be an atom bomb is :
1. Control of nuclear fission reaction taking place.
2. Enrichment of fuels.
Textbook: Introductory Chemistry
Author: Nivaldo J Tro
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