Why helium is not formed?
- AcetekLv 46 months ago
the sun is making it 24/7
- ElaineLv 76 months ago
It is not clear what you mean by "not formed"
- Tom SLv 76 months ago
Most of it formed inside stars, some is "original" from the time of "Big Bang nucleosynthesis."
- sashaLv 76 months ago
Of course helium is formed, it is created in stars when they fuse hydrogen.
It is formed when certain radioactive isotopes decay.
Some was formed during Big Bang nucleosynthesis.
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- busterwasmycatLv 76 months ago
what do you mean? It is formed, even now inside the earth, via decay of unstable radionuclides. Just not very fast.
In effect, on earth, there are few atom-level changes occurring. There is no oxygen being produced either. Free oxygen as O2 from some oxide compounds, sure, but no atomic O from something else that is not oxygen. Elements do not very often convert into a different element. When you get inside a star, though, there is an entire set of processes happening and some involve production of helium, and some involve the use of helium to make heavier elements.
Elements change via atomic fusion or atomic fission. Neither is a very important thing on earth, as a general idea.
- Anonymous6 months ago
It is formed, in stars. Some was formed initially in the big bang.
- MorningfoxLv 76 months ago
Because it is built.