Problem: Sort these isotopes by whether they are most likely to undergo fusion or fission. Drag the appropriate items to their respective bins.Carbon-12, Hydrogen-2, Thorium-227, Uranium-235, Curium-243, Nitrogen-15

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We are asked to sort out the given isotopes whether they are most likely to undergo fission or fusion.


Recall that:

  • nuclear fission  splitting heavy nucleus into lighter nucleus
  • nuclear fusion  combining two lighter nuclei (below A = 60) to form heavier nucleus

We shall sort the given isotopes.

Carbon-12, Hydrogen-2, Thorium-227, Uranium-235, Curium-243, Nitrogen-15

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Sort these isotopes by whether they are most likely to undergo fusion or fission. Drag the appropriate items to their respective bins.

Carbon-12, Hydrogen-2, Thorium-227, Uranium-235, Curium-243, Nitrogen-15

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