(a) Explain why hydrogen burning usually only takes place in the core of the star, instead of the...
(a) Explain why hydrogen burning usually only takes place in the core of the star, instead of the outer layers.
(b) Explain briefly why a star burns hydrogen first, instead of helium.
The process/reaction of binding two nuclei upon collision is known as fission. The colliding nuclei result in a new atom having a higher atomic mass and number. The energy is either given out or acquired in the process based on the binding energy of the nuclei.
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Hydrogen burning usually occurs in the core of a star instead of the outer layers because the temperature at the core is very high, as...
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