Why doesn’t uranium ore spontaneously undergo a chain reaction?
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Uranium fission will yield much energy than ordinary radioactivity but it does not spontaneously undergo because The nucleus must absorb the small quantity of energy needed to distort it sufficiently to overcome the short range nuclear binding energy, the neutron absorbed into the nucleus is analogous to the small input of energy from a match that indicates the much larger release of energy from a fire. Some small amount of energy must be provided first from a match or spark plug.similarly,even though a nucleus can release large amounts of energy from fission ,it will not do so spontaneously.
Textbook: Conceptual Physics
Author: Paul G. Hewitt
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