# Do nuclear power plants follow the first and second law of thermodynamics?

Oct 28, 2017

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#### Explanation:

All chemical and physical process obey the laws of thermodynamics....and you will have to look at the definitions in your text....

To simplify, the first law says $\text{you can't win}$....and the second law says $\text{you can't break even either...}$.

In a nuclear power station, electricity is provided in the same way as fossil fuel-powered power stations....water is heated to give steam, the which drives a turbine, and electricity is generated. However, here, there is some conversion of the mass of ""^235U to energy, and of course here Einstein's famous equation operates....$E = m {c}^{2}$...

$\text{_92^235U +1*"neutron"rarr}$ ""_56^141Ba+ $\text{_36^92Kr+3*"neutrons} + \Delta$