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Textbook Problem

Why does the fusion of light nuclei into heavier nuclei release energy?

To determine

The reason due to which the fusion of light nuclei into heavier nuclei will release energy.

Explanation

Introduction:

Nuclear fusion is the reaction when a small nucleus combines to form a big nucleus, and thus energy is released during the process. The large nuclei are having great binding energy than two small nuclei.

When nucleus fusion occurs then the two small nuclei combine to form a heavy nucleus, but the mass of the heavy nuclei is not as same the sum of both the nuclei...

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