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Fusion Fill-in Notes

Define Fusion


 

First Example of fusion:

In words:
One N-14 and one He-4 collide and fusion results in one F-17 and one neutron

As an equation:

 
 

Nucleon count: The number of protons and the mass number will be the same for both sides of the equation!
Beginning number of nucleons FUSION ! Ending number of nucleons
protons (p+)
 
neutrons (n0)
 

Second Example of fusion:

In words:
One C-13 and one He-4 collide and fusion results in one O-16 and a neutron

As an equation:

 
 

Nucleon count: The number of protons and the mass number will be the same for both sides of the equation!
Beginning number of nucleons FUSION ! Ending number of nucleons
protons (p+)
 
neutrons (n0)
 

Although the mass numbers will be conserved, a small amount of the atom's masses will be converted into energy.

Whoa what happened here?

239Pu + 2 1n → 241Am + e-