6.2.4 Process of Generating Electricity from Nuclear Energy

6.2.3 Uses of Nuclear Fusion 1. Nuclear energy is used to (a) Generate electrical energy (b) Operate satellites (c) Propel cruises, aircraft carriers and submarines   Nuclear power station 6.2.4 Process of Generating Electricity from Nuclear Energy 1. In a nuclear power station, nuclear energy is produced in a nuclear reactor to generate electricity. 2. Figure … Read more

6.2.2 Nuclear Fusion

6.2.2 Nuclear Fusion 1. Nuclear fusion is a process that two light nuclei combine to form a heavier and more stable nucleus together with the release of a huge amount of nuclear energy. Nuclear fusion 2. The energy produced by nuclear fusion is safe to use as no radioactive radiation is produced during the process.   3. A hydrogen bomb … Read more

(C) Radioisotopes

(C) Radioisotopes Radioisotopes are isotopes of a radioactive substance. Examples of Radioisotopes Carbon-14 (Carbon dating) Cobalt-60 (Radiotherapy) Uranium-235 (Nuclear fuel) Uranium-238 Plutonium-238 Plutomium-239 (Nuclear fuel) Uses of Radioisotopes 1.   There are two types of isotopes, namely a.   the stable isotopes (non-radioactive) b.   the non-stable isotopes (radioactive). 2.  Unstable isotopes go through radioactive … Read more

(B) Types of Radiation

(B) Types of Radiation 3 types of radioactive radiation might be released from a nucleus during a radioactive decay, namely a.   Alpha radiation b.   Beta radiation c.   Gamma radiation Type of radioactive radiation Alpha particles Beta particles Gamma rays Type of particle Nuclei of helium High speed electrons Electromagnetic waves Type of … Read more