What is the difference between nuclear fission and fusion??

Asked by ayushmukul | 14th Nov, 2009, 10:47: PM

Expert Answer:

Nuclear fusion is the process by which multiple like-charged atomic nuclei join together to form a heavier nucleus. It is accompanied by the release or absorption of energy.

While nuclear fission is a nuclear reaction in which the nucleus of an atom splits into smaller parts, often producing free neutrons and lighter nuclei, which may eventually produce photons (in the form of gamma rays). Fission of heavy elements is accompanied by the release of the energy.

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Answered by  | 15th Nov, 2009, 11:30: AM

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