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Question

Fusion stops in stars due to which the nuclei of which element being produced?



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A

Helium

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B

Carbon and Silicon

Correct Answer
C

Iron

Your Answer
D

Uranium


Solution

The correct option is B

Iron


At the point that Iron nuclei are being produced, there is no more energy to be gained from fusing still heavier nuclei, so fusion stops. When fusion stops, the star is effectively dead.

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