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# In the following equation, which describes the fission of uranium, what do i, ii, and iii represent? $\mathrm{i}+^{235} \mathrm{Uranium} \rightarrow \mathrm{ii}+^{91} \mathrm{Krypton}+\mathrm{iii}$ (a) 1 neutron, $^{142} \mathrm{Boron}$, heat energy, (b) 1 neutron, $^{142} \mathrm{Barium}$, $^{135} \mathrm{Cesium}$, (c) 1 neutron, $^{142} \mathrm{Barium}$, kinetic energy, (d) Kinetic energy, $^{142} \mathrm{Boron}$, potential energy, (e) Potential energy, $^{142} \mathrm{Barium}$, kinetic energy.

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c) 1 neutron, $^{142}$Barium , kinetic energy

Fission is a radioactive decay process in which a nucleus of an atom divides into two or more fragments, resulting in the release of a large amount of energy. It occurs when neutron slams into a large atomic nucleus, forcing it to split into smaller parts. During splitting, new neutrons are released, which can encourage extra fission reactions, leading to a nuclear fission chain reaction that produces an enormous amount of energy.

i + $^{235}$Uranium $\rightarrow$ ii + $^{91}$Krypton + iii

1 neutron + $^{235}$Uranium $\rightarrow$ $^{142}$Barium + $^{91}$Krypton + kinetic energy (3 neutrons in motion)

i = 1 neutron

ii = $^{142}$Barium

iii = kinetic energy

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