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H-Bomb Reaction

APPH12-YNBGBJ

In a fission bomb (hydrogen bomb) lithium combines with neutrons, producing helium and tritium as shown in the following reaction:

$$_{ 3 }^{ 6 }{ Li }+n\rightarrow _{ 2 }^{ 4 }{ He }+_{ x }^{ y }{ H }$$

What are $x$ and $y$ in the above reaction?

A

$x$ $=$ $2$; $y$ $=$ $1$

B

$x$ $=$ $1$; $y$ $=$ $2$

C

$x$ $=$ $1$; $y$ $=$ $1$

D

$x$ $=$ $1$; $y$ $=$ $3$