Problem: What is the result of the fusion of a carbon nucleus with another carbon nucleus?a. Mgb. Oc. Sid. Fe

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We’re being asked to identify the nuclide formed after the fusion of a carbon nucleus with another carbon nucleus:

C612 +C612  ? 


Nuclear fusion is a nuclear reaction in which two or more atomic nuclei combine to form one or more larger atomic nuclei


The element in the reaction can be represented as:


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What is the result of the fusion of a carbon nucleus with another carbon nucleus?

a. Mg

b. O

c. Si

d. Fe

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