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Description of Nuclear Fission

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Which of the following statements best describes what occurs during nuclear fission?

A

The nuclei of two or more atoms come close together and are fused into a new type of atomic nucleus.

B

The nucleus of an unstable atom emits radiation.

C

Hydrogen nuclei fuse into helium.

D

A neutron splits an atom into two smaller nuclei, releasing high amounts of energy and other neutrons in the process.

E

All of the above are good descriptions of nuclear fission.