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# In a Typical Fission Reaction, the Nucleus is Split into Two Middle-weight Nuclei of Unequal Masses. Which of the Two (Heavier Or Lighter) Has Greater Kinetic Energy? - Physics

ConceptNuclear Energy Fission

#### Question

In a typical fission reaction, the nucleus is split into two middle-weight nuclei of unequal masses. Which of the two (heavier or lighter) has greater kinetic energy? Which one has greater liner momentum?

#### Solution

Two photons having equal liner momentum have equal wavelengths as here for both the photons the direction and magnitude of linear momentum will be same. For the rest of the options, magnitude will be same but nothing can be said about the direction of the photons.
Hence the correct option is D.

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HC Verma Solution for Concepts of Physics - Vol. 2 (2018 to Current)
Chapter 24: The Nucleus
Short Answers | Q: 11 | Page no. 440
Solution In a Typical Fission Reaction, the Nucleus is Split into Two Middle-weight Nuclei of Unequal Masses. Which of the Two (Heavier Or Lighter) Has Greater Kinetic Energy? Concept: Nuclear Energy - Fission.
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