What are two dangers associated with nuclear fission?
Nuclear waste and high levels of radiation are two dangers associated with nuclear fission.
Nuclear fission and nuclear fusion are similar in that they both involve changes in the nucleus of the atom. Another similarity is that relatively high energies (for the size of the matter involved) are associated with those nuclear changes. In general, nuclear fission is the "splitting" of the nucleus of an atom, and nuclear fusion is the fusing or combining of two smaller atomic nuclei to form a larger one. Both nuclear fission and nuclear…
No, two nuclei do not combine to form one nucleus in nuclear fission. It is the process of nuclear fusion that speaks to the combination of two nuclei to form one nucleus. The two nuclei are fused to form a new nucleus. Nuclear fission is the "breaking" or "splitting" of an atomic nucleus into two (or possibly more) smaller fragments.