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  • one year ago

Which of the following nuclear processes converts light elements into heavier ones? A. alpha emission B. beta emission C. fission D. fusion

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  1. Michele_Laino
    • one year ago
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    I think the nuclear fusion, since the nuclear fusion means the fusion of 4 nucleus together, of Hydrogen to get 1 nucleus of Helium

  2. Michele_Laino
    • one year ago
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    please wait

  3. anonymous
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    ok!

  4. anonymous
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    so it is not nuclear fusion? or it is?

  5. Michele_Laino
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    alpha emission can not be the right answer since an alpha particle leaves a nucleus, so the final nucleus is lighter than the initial one

  6. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    ok! so alpha emission is out! :)

  7. anonymous
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    what about the others?

  8. Michele_Laino
    • one year ago
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    for beta emission, the nuclear process involved is: \[n \to p + {e^ - } + {\bar \nu _e}\] now the proton is lighter than the neutron, so also beta emission can not be the right answer

  9. Michele_Laino
    • one year ago
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    nuclear fission can not be the right answer, since from one atom of Uranium we get two halves of that atom plus other neutrons

  10. Michele_Laino
    • one year ago
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    so it is D

  11. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    ohh okie! yay!! thank you for the explanations!!:D

  12. Michele_Laino
    • one year ago
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    :)

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