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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 8/8/2005 5:58:33 PM EDT
Having only taken a freshman level chemistry class 6 years ago, and forgotten almost all of it (and stupidly sold the book back) here's the question.


Assume you have whatever the "critical mass" is of, say, uranium.

Is the amount required for "critical mass" dependant on shape? (not knowing what numbers are realistic, the following stupid question can be exceedingly stupid)

Say the critical mass is 10 kg. Is that 10 kg regardless of its shape? For sake of argument, say, a sphere vs a 2mm thick sheet. Does shape matter?
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 5:59:52 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 6:04:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Sylvan:
Yes.
Must have surface area contact for critical mass to happen.




Ok...thats what made sense to me, but I figured I'd ask.
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 6:05:11 PM EDT
BTW, that was fast...even for arfcom
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 6:06:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/8/2005 6:10:39 PM EDT by DigDug]
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