Heavy (large atomic mass) elements undergo radioactive reactions (nuclear reactions) in order to increase the stability of their nuclei.
Nuclear fusion is a nuclear reaction in which two or more atomic nuclei combine to form one or more larger atomic nuclei and subatomic particles.
Identify which of the following characteristics apply to fission, fusion, or both.
high temperature is required at initiation of process
involves transmutation of elements
heavily involves neutrons
this type of process occurs on the sun
radiation is emitted during the process
process is used to generate electrical power
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