How Does Nuclear Make Electricity?

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Nuclear power plants are fuelled by uranium and an interaction between two types of uranium and a form of plutonium creates a chain reaction, which can be harnessed to generate electricity. Nuclear fission is the process by which nuclear power plants produce electricity. The nuclear reaction generates heat, which is used to boil water and create steam to drive a turbine which generates electricity.
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First it is converted to heat. This will then usually drive some variation of a steam engine.
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