Chemical Engineering - Nuclear Power Engineering

11. 

Fast breeder reactors are most usable in India, because of our largest __________ deposits.

A. thorium
B. plutonium
C. uranium
D. none of these

Answer: Option A

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12. 

In the nuclear reaction, 93N239 94Pu239 + ?; the missing particle is a/an

A. electron
B. proton
C. neutron
D. position

Answer: Option A

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13. 

"Critical mass" is the minimum mass of nuclear fissile material required for the

A. sustainment of chain reaction.
B. power generation on commercial scale.
C. economic power generation.
D. none of these.

Answer: Option A

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14. 

Critical energy should be __________ the neutron binding energy of the atom in order to initiate a nuclear fission.

A. equal to
B. less than
C. more than
D. either more or less

Answer: Option C

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15. 

The main ore of thorium is

A. pitchblende
B. monazite sand
C. limonite
D. galena

Answer: Option B

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