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Homework Help: chemistry

Posted by Anonymous on Friday, November 19, 2010 at 12:22am.

You want to heat a satellite by radioactive decay of 238 plutonium. Assume you need heating of 200 Watts (J/s), how many Becquerel you need in your plutonium sample, if the decay energy of 238 plutonium is 5.593 MeV? (1 joule = 6.24 x 10^18 eV ) When will 1 mg of Pu be converted into energy?

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