anonymous
  • anonymous
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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Michele_Laino
  • Michele_Laino
I think the nuclear fusion, since the nuclear fusion means the fusion of 4 nucleus together, of Hydrogen to get 1 nucleus of Helium
Michele_Laino
  • Michele_Laino
please wait
anonymous
  • anonymous
ok!

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anonymous
  • anonymous
so it is not nuclear fusion? or it is?
Michele_Laino
  • Michele_Laino
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
anonymous
  • anonymous
ok! so alpha emission is out! :)
anonymous
  • anonymous
what about the others?
Michele_Laino
  • Michele_Laino
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
Michele_Laino
  • Michele_Laino
nuclear fission can not be the right answer, since from one atom of Uranium we get two halves of that atom plus other neutrons
Michele_Laino
  • Michele_Laino
so it is D
anonymous
  • anonymous
ohh okie! yay!! thank you for the explanations!!:D
Michele_Laino
  • Michele_Laino
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