Problem: What will happen to the stars, if the carbon has the smallest mass per nuclear particle?

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Nuclear fusion only produces energy if the binding energy per nucleon is reduced as a result of the reaction. 

For elements lighter than iron on the periodic table, nuclear fusion releases energy.


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What will happen to the stars, if the carbon has the smallest mass per nuclear particle?

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