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The process of energy production in the sun is…

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The process of energy production in the sun is

A. nuclear fission

B. nuclear fusion

C. electron collision

D. radioactivity decay




The sun manages to produce its vast quantity of energy through a process known as nuclear fusion.

A simplified explanation of what actually happens is that four protons (or hydrogen) engage in a nuclear fusion reaction to form a heavier product called alpha particle, realizing vast quantity of solar energy.

Now for the right answer to the above question:

  1. Option A is incorrect. not nuclear fission.
  2. Option B is correct.
  3. C is incorrect. not electron collision.
  4. D is not the correct answer. no, not mere radioactive decay.
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You may please note these/this:

  • The quantity of energy produced by nuclear fusion is usually very much larger than that produced by nuclear fission.
  • The fusion of hydrogen radioisotopes, with the release of a vast quantity of energy is a brief summery of how the sun produces its energy.

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/ culled from 2015 JAMB-UTME physics question 27 /

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