The process that changes the identity and number of

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16. The process that changes the identity and number of protons in a nucleus is … a. fusion. b. fission. c. transmutation. d. all of these 17. Artificial radioactive elements are produced by … 18. Which are NOT products of the fission of uranium? 19. One product of all stellar nuclear fusion reactions is … 20. One of the biggest problems surrounding the use of nuclear power plants is … a. finding a way to dispose of spent fuel rods. b. the high cost of coolant needed. c. a lack of uranium. d. initiating a chain reaction in the fuel. 21. At present, fusion reactions… 22. During nuclear fission, the products have a lower average mass per nucleon because … 23. Which nuclei are the most stable (have the lowest average mass per nucleon)?
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