Problem: Sort these isotopes by whether they are most likely to undergo fusion or fission.Hydrogen-3, Uranium-233, Plutonium-239, Hydrogen-1, Helium-3, Plutonium-241

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Lighter elements → fusion

Heavier elements → fission


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Sort these isotopes by whether they are most likely to undergo fusion or fission.

Hydrogen-3, Uranium-233, Plutonium-239, Hydrogen-1, Helium-3, Plutonium-241

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