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In this lesson, we will learn how to describe the process of nuclear fusion and the advantages and disadvantages of nuclear fusion reactors.

Q1:

The following nuclear equation shows 2 hydrogen nuclei fusing to form a helium nucleus:

What is the value of 𝑚 in this equation?

What is the value of 𝑛 in this equation?

Q2:

The diagram shows 2 hydrogen nuclei fusing to form a different nucleus. What element does this reaction produce? Red circles represent protons and gray circles represent neutrons.