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Reaction Type When Nucleus Struck by Neutron

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$$n+_{ 92 }^{ 235 }\text{ U }\rightarrow\quad _{ 42 }^{ 96 }\text{ Mo }+_{ 50 }^{ 137 }\text{ Sn }+3n$$

The reaction equation shown above corresponds to what type of nuclear reaction?

A

Alpha decay.

B

Beta decay.

C

Nuclear fission.

D

Nuclear fusion.