Fission and fusion

Classical Mechanics Level 3

The above graph shows the average binding energy per nucleon. Which of the following statements is true?

a. The sum of the atomic weights of two atoms produced by the fission of one fissile atom is always less than the atomic weight of the original atom.

b. Iron (Fe) has the most stable atomic nuclei.

c. An element which has a smaller mass number than iron(Fe) has a tendency of fission rather than fusion because of its relatively small binding energy.


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