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What is the function of the turbine in a nuclear reactor?

to circulate the water back to the reactor after energy is removed from it to produce electricity
to convert the heat energy of the water into mechanical energy
to mix the water surrounding the fuel rods to cool them and absorb neutrons
to mix the ceramic fuel pellets with water inside the fuel rods

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  1. B is the best answer, but let me assure you, the "water" is steam when it goes thru the turbine, and only after it gets thru the turbine and into the condensor, will it be water again.

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