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.
The element in the reaction can be represented as:
Which of the statements about fusion is correct?
A. All these statements are correct
B. Fusion reactions release a huge amount of energy but less than that fission reaction
C. Fusion waste products are typically more hazardous than fission materials
D. The fusion of uranium-238 nuclei was at the heart of the first atomic bomb
E. Two lighter nuclei combine to form a heavier nucleus
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