Regents Chemistry Exam June 2024 Question 50

50 Given the equations A and B:

Which type of nuclear reaction do these equations represent?

(1) Both A and B are fission.

(2) Both A and B are fusion.

(3) A is fission and B is fusion.

(4) A is fusion and B is fission.

**Solution: ***In fission we see neutron on the left side. Fusion is a nuclear reaction with small nuclei coming together such as hydrogens coming together to form larger atoms. Equation A is fusion while equation B is fission. Choice 4 is the correct answer. *

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