Chemistry HL Group Work Atom Bomb
4. Moving Forward
It is evident that the atom possesses a great amount of energy. Because of this, it is capable of dealing massive damages to any thing around it. However, this energy can also be used for beneficial reasons. The energy released by nuclear fission can be used as an alternative source of energy. Some scientists also claim that this is a clean energy source because it does not release any toxins. However, possession of this amount of energy can be dangerous in the wrong hands. Another limitation is that Uranium, which is the primary source for nuclear fission, is very rare. Also, if we pursue this, an opportunity cost can be that the money can be spent on researching for other cheaper sources of alternative energy.