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More and more countries are turning toward utilizing nuclear power plants to generate electricity, as the supply of fossil fuels continues to decrease. Which of the following is an advantage of using nuclear power instead of power generated from burning fossil fuels?
nuclear power plants generate less air pollution
nuclear power plants are easier to build and require fewer safety precautions
fossil fuels are at a higher risk for theft than nuclear fuels
accidents at fossil fuel plants are more catastrophic than those at a nuclear plant
In a fusion reaction, two atoms of hydrogen combine to form
1 atom of hydrogen and 1 atom of lithium.
1 atom of helium.
2 atoms of helium.
None of the above
What is one way in which fission differs from fusion?
Fission deals with the nucleus, fusion pertains to the electrons.
Fission releases energy, fusion absorbs energy.
Fission is not a radioactive process, fusion is radioactive.
Fission splits nuclei, fusion combines nuclei.
A radioactive nuclide has a ____ stable nucleus than a non-radioactive nucleus of the same element.
Marie and her husband examined ....... and other elements to decide if they are radioactive.
Marie and Pierre Curie won a Nobel Prize in ....... in 1903.
In 1911, Marie herself won a Nobel Prize in ..... .
Marie Curie was the first woman ever to ..... .
get a Nobel Prize
to study at the university.
to get her Master's degree in Physics.
to study Maths.
We use the energy stored in the nucleus of an atom by converting it to ______________, which can then be used to generate electricity.