Nuclear Chemistry

Nuclear Chemistry at Work

What is nuclear fusion?

Nuclear fusion is the process by which two nuclei combine to form a single, heavier nucleus. Energy is usually released when two lightweight nuclei fuse, though for heavier nuclei, fusion generally requires an input of energy. Nuclear fusion can be used in bombs to cause a massive and rapid release of energy. Fusion is also responsible for the fact that stars burn bright and give off light and heat.


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