What process has occurred when atoms combine to form a new element and release energy?
this process is called fusion
What is the process in which a new lighter element is created by the release of an alpha ray particle from an atomic nucleus?
What is the process by which cells combine with oxygen and food molecules to produce energy and release carbon dioxide is called?
Nuclear fission, the splitting of an atom's nucleus, will break an atom down into two or more different atoms and various forms of radiation. Fission usually occurs when an element is bombarded by neutrons. These particles smash into the nucleus and break it apart. For example, fission of uranium-235 in nuclear reactors is used to release energy: 235U + n0 --> 236U -->144Ba + 89Kr + 3n0 + 177MeV The additional neutrons released result in…