College Physics (4th Edition)

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 0073512141
ISBN 13: 978-0-07351-214-3

Chapter 29 - Multiple-Choice Questions - Page 1116: 6


The correct answer is: (c) a neutron

Work Step by Step

A deuteron consists of a proton and a neutron. A helium-3 nucleus consists of two protons and a neutron. Therefore, if two deuterons combine to form a helium-3 nucleus, the other product of this reaction is a neutron. The correct answer is: (c) a neutron
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