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$$ D_{2}O $$ is preferred to $$ H_{2}O $$ as a moderator, in nuclear reactors because


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D2O slows down fast neutrons better
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B
D2O has high specific heat
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C
D2O is cheaper
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None of these
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The correct option is C None of these
$$ H_{2}O$$ absorbs neutrons and this decreases the number of neutrons for the fission process. So, $$ D_{2}O $$ is preferred to $$ H_{2}O $$ as a moderator, in nuclear reactors. 

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