Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 34 - Think and Explain - Page 654-655: 53


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Similarities: Both are energy-releasing nuclear reactions that involve the transmutation of elements. Differences: Fission involves splitting heavy nuclei, and fusion involves joining light nuclei. Fission requires a critical mass for a self-sustaining chain reaction, but there is no such analogue for fusion. Finally, fusion requires high temperatures (for now).
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