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Explain the purpose of the control rods in a nuclear reactor core. How do they work?

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Explain the purpose of the control rods in a nuclear reactor core. How do they work?

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A nuclear reactor is a device that is used to initiate and control a sustained nuclear chain reaction. It is used in the production of electricity and the propulsion(driving) of ships.  There are several parts in the nuclear reactor. Control rods is one of them. As the name says, it is used to control the fission reactions(splitting of the atom) that is happening in the nuclear reactor.

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Textbook: Introductory Chemistry
Edition: 5
Author: Nivaldo J Tro
ISBN: 9780321910295

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