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Uranium Fission

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When a U-235 nucleus absorbs a neutron and undergoes nuclear fission, about 200 MeV of energy is released.  But in what form?
 
 
Interestingly, most of this energy initially appears in the form of
a) gamma rays
b) KE of emitted neutrons
c) KE of the fission fragments
d) heat
e) each of these, about equally

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