Problem: Identify which of the following characteristics apply to fission, fusion, or both.high temperature is required at initiation of processinvolves transmutation of elementsheavily involves neutronsthis type of process occurs on the sunradiation is emitted during the processprocess is used to generate electrical power

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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.

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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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