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Spencer L. Seager + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305960060
Textbook Problem

Propose an explanation for the fact that the fusion reactions occurring in the sun only take place at extremely high temperatures.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

An explanation corresponding to the fact that the fusion reactions occurring in the sun only take place at extremely high temperature is to be stated.

Concept introduction:

A radioactive decay series is a series of nuclear reaction in which an unstable radioisotope decays to form a stable isotope.

Nuclear reaction deals with the exchange and release of nucleons and changes the identity of the participating elements.

Explanation

Nuclear fusion is a nuclear reaction in which two lighter nuclei fuse to form a heavy nucleus. This is a highly exothermic process that releases an enormous amount of energy in the form of heat and light. During this process, large amount of charge repulsion takes pl...

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