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Hi Hope I am in the right place for questions. I am a physics teacher in BC, Canada. I can't seem to find an explanation as to why U238 has a stable nucleus (relatively speaking) and U236 splits. I have used the strong nuclear force and electrostatic repulsion to explain why the addition of a neutron to a U235 causes the nucleus to become larger and unstable and undergo fission. True????? Thanks Don Bergstrom
Re: Why does U238 have a stable nucleus while U236 splits?
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