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Can nuclear fusion be used to generate electricity? What

Introductory Chemistry | 5th Edition | ISBN: 9780321910295 | Authors: Nivaldo J Tro ISBN: 9780321910295 34

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Problem 42Q

Can nuclear fusion be used to generate electricity? What are the advantages of fusion over fission for electricity generation? What are the problems with fusion?

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Yes , nuclear fusion can be used to generate electricity.

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Advantages of fusion over fission for electricity generation:-

When it comes to power generation, fusion has a number of advantages over fission and many of them relate to safety.

 Mordijck says that the usual causes of anxiety over nuclear power generation just don't exist with fusion. Fukushima/Chernobyl-type incidents are not part of the equation."The nice thing about a fusion reaction is that if somehow it would go out of control, it would just stop itself automatically. If a fission reaction goes out of control, it can really go out of control," Mordijck explained. "You can't stop it and it actually might go into a nuclear meltdown."The second...
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Textbook: Introductory Chemistry
Edition: 5
Author: Nivaldo J Tro
ISBN: 9780321910295

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