Results for: Thorium

Why is thorium not used in a nuclear reactor?

Thorium is quite widespread and could be a useful part of the nuclear fuel cycle. It is not itself fissile, but if it is irradiated in a reactor it will produce uranium 233 wh (MORE)

How much neutrons does Thorium have?

  the answer is 142, you have to subtract the number of protons from the mass number and you get the number of neutrons.   Neutrons + Protons = Mass Number

What are the hazards of thorium?

Hazards and Health Considerations: Thorium presents both a toxic and radiological hazard. Toxicologically, it causes heavy metal poisoning similar to lead or the uranium isoto (MORE)

Is Thorium renewable?

No. It's better than renewable. The definition of renewable is that after the energy is consumed that the source can be replaced. But the amount of energy in Thorium is so den (MORE)

What is thorium used for?

Thorium can be used as a nuclear fuel through breeding to  uranium-233.   Thorium is used in gas mantels for camping lamps and the old gas  lights used before electric l (MORE)