^Comparison of α, β & ϒ rays ^Uranium enrichment
kp-web-admin2022-01-15 13:38:412022-01-15 13:38:41^Natural Uranium
Found as uranium oxide (U2 O3) which when purified has a rich yellow color and is called “yellowcake”. Uranium has three isotopes namely:
92U238 (99.3%), 92U235 (0.69%) & 92U234 (0.01%).
As the relative of abundance is highest for 92U238, it is called FERTILE. However fission is possible only with 92U235, thus is called FISSILE.
Chemical isotopes that can sustain a fission chain reaction are called nuclear fuels, and are said to be fissile.
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