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Nuclear fission and fusion

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fissionsplitting the nucleus of an atom
fusionjoining nuclei together
what does E=mc^2 show?if the nucleus is split some of the mass is changed directly into energy
Fission involves which subatomic particle?neutron
what is released when splitting the atom?energy and neutrons
what is chain reaction?the released neutrons split other nuclei
critical massminimum amount to sustain a chain reaction
how to control fissioncontrol rods which absorb neutrons.
example of fusionH ----> He + energy
what do stars dofusion
when can fusion occurtemperature over 15 million degrees C, at fast speeds, under high pressure.
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