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How Does Inserting the Control Rods in the Graphite Core Affect the Fission in the Reactor? Explain Your Answer. - Science

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How does inserting the control rods in the graphite core affect the fission in the reactor? Explain your answer.

Solution

When the control rods are inserted in the graphite core, they absorb excess neutrons and thus prevent the fission reaction from going out of control.

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 Lakhmir Singh Solution for Physics for Class 10 (2018 (Latest))
Chapter 3: Sources of Energy
Q: 24 | Page no. 157
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