We know the alkali metals (Li, Na, K, Rb, Cs, Fr, Uhe) are chemically reactive, with reactivity increasing with period, Could a Nuclear reaction that has Caesium (or Uue) as a daughter product provide as significant chemical energy as to rival the nuclear energy released/?
Na, I dont think so. Nuclear energy is very large compared to chemical energy, because in a nuclear reaction, mass might get converted into energy. Besides, since Cs is more reactive, it will tend not to form as a product, but instead react as a reactant.
by if there was some fluorine around ,/..
how much energy would be released when a cation of Francium and Fluorine anion react?
First of all, Francium is radioactive and unstable. So, it won't probably react much with fluorine. But if they are made to react, certainly a large amount of energy would be released. During the formation of 1 mole of NaCl, 642 kJ of energy is released. The formation of FrF would release several times this energy, but I don't think it can be formed.
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