The mass per nucleon graph is used to illustrate the mass-energy transformations involved in both nuclear fusion and fission. Duration: 3:21.

# 5.9 Nuclear Fusion--The Combining of Atomic Nuclei

# Chapter 5: The Atomic Nucleus

## Chapter 5: The Atomic Nucleus

- 5.1 Radioactivity--the Disintegration of the Atomic Nucleus
- 5.2 Radioactivity Is a Natural Phenomenon
- 5.3 Radioactivity Results from an Imbalance of Forces
- 5.4 Radioactive Elements Transmute to Different Elements
- 5.5 The Shorter the Half-Life, the Greater the Radioactivity
- 5.6 Isotopic Dating Measures the Ages of Materials
- 5.7 Nuclear Fission--The Splitting of Atomic Nuclei
- 5.8 The Mass-Energy Relationship: E = mc(2)
- 5.9 Nuclear Fusion--The Combining of Atomic Nuclei

Thermonuclear Fusion

In order for nuclei to fuse together they must be hurled towards one another at great speeds in order of overcome the repulsive electric forces between them. This occurs in stars where nuclear fusion is sustained by the generation of much heat. Duration: 5:33.

Fusion for Peaceful Purposes

Controlled thermonuclear fusion can be used for generating electricity without the formation of as many radioactive wastes as arise from nuclear fission power plants. Other benefits are also possible. There are some major technological hurdles, however, that still need to be overcome. Duration: 3:33.

Flash Cards, CC, Chapter 5

Vocabulary Flash Cards for Conceptual Chemistry, Chapter 5.

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## Table of Videos

- Chapter 5: The Atomic Nucleus
- 5.1 Radioactivity--the Disintegration of the Atomic Nucleus
- 5.2 Radioactivity Is a Natural Phenomenon
- 5.3 Radioactivity Results from an Imbalance of Forces
- 5.4 Radioactive Elements Transmute to Different Elements
- 5.5 The Shorter the Half-Life, the Greater the Radioactivity
- 5.6 Isotopic Dating Measures the Ages of Materials
- 5.7 Nuclear Fission--The Splitting of Atomic Nuclei
- 5.8 The Mass-Energy Relationship: E = mc(2)
- 5.9 Nuclear Fusion--The Combining of Atomic Nuclei