Homework: Crash Course
Nuclear Chemistry

Watch these Crash Course Videos about Nuclear Chemistry: http://youtu.be/KWAsz59F8gA and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FU6y1XIADdg

After watching the videos write a short, one-page essay about nuclear power. Describe how a nuclear fission power plant works, what it uses for fuel and how it generates electricity. Discuss the problem of nuclear waste. Finally, explain why it would be so much better to use nuclear fusion to make electricity, if only we had the proper technology to do so.

Feel free to do additional research online. In fact, please do so and include a list of the web pages you consult. Remember, copying-and-pasting is not doing research. Reading, understanding, and putting things in your own words is doing research.

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