Chemical Engineering - Nuclear Power Engineering

6. 

The mass number of an element is equal to the number of __________ in the nucleus.

A. electrons
B. neutrons
C. protons
D. neutrons plus protons (i.e., nucleons)

Answer: Option D

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7. 

The half life period of a radioactive element depends upon the

A. temperature
B. pressure
C. amount of element present
D. none of these

Answer: Option D

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8. 

Fuel for a fast breeder reactor is

A. plutonium
B. uranium
C. radium
D. neptunium

Answer: Option A

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9. 

Fast breeder test reactor at Kalpakkam is designed for using

A. thorium as a fertile material.
B. U-238 as a fertile material.
C. helium as a coolant.
D. uranium ore directly as a fuel.

Answer: Option A

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10. 

In the gaseous diffusion process of uranium enrichment, the natural uranium is converted into gaseous

A. uranium oxide
B. uranium hexaflouride
C. uranium carbide
D. uranium sulphate

Answer: Option B

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