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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsChemistry · 1 month ago

What element doesn’t give off energy in either fission or fusion?

I believe it is Iron, but I want to make sure

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    1 month ago
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    The only known element which does not give off energy when exposed to fission or fusion is gold.  If you expose iron or pretty much any other element to fission or fusion it gives off energy as it breaks apart and goes to form some kind of a valent Bond with some other element.

    Gold does not do that gold will vaporize into tiny tiny particles but it won't go off to make covalent bonds with other materials because gold is a noble metal.

    That doesn't mean that those micro particles won't combine with acids and other bases to form allotropes

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