January 2020 NY Regents Chemistry Exam

50 Given two equations representing reactions:

Which type of reaction is represented by each of these equations? (1) Both equations represent fission. (2) Both equations represent fusion. (3) Equation 1 represents fission and equation 2 represents fusion.

(4) Equation 1 represents fusion and equation 2 represents fission.

Solution: Let's learn how to recognize a fusion and a fission reaction.

Fusion is a nuclear reaction with small nuclei such as hydrogens coming together to form a nucleus with a greater mass. In a fission reaction, we will see a neutron on the reactant side with another atom.

Answer: 3

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