HOW CHEMICAL ELEMENTS FORMED

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Birth of chemical elements

  • LIGHT ELEMENTS ARE FORMED AS A RESULT OF FUSION IN STARS.
  • stars like the sun, fuse hydroegen nuclei - into helium and similar small nuclei eg carbon
  • when it becaomes a Red Giant- it fuses Helium and other small nuclei into larger nuclei. 
  • NUCLEI LARGER THAN IRON CANNOT BE FORMED because TOO MUCH ENERGY is needed. 
  • HEAVY ELEMENTS ARE FORMED when a MASSIVE STAR COLLAPSES AND EXPLODES as a SUPERNOVA
  • the large force of the collapse fuses into small nuclei INTO LARGER NUCLEI THAN IRON.
  • the explosion

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