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Why Are Very High Temperatures Required for Fusion to Occur? - Science

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 Why are very high temperatures required for fusion to occur? 

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 When two positively charged nuclei are brought together, they repel each other. Therefore, a very high temperature is required to force the lighter nuclei to fuse together to form a bigger nucleus.

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 Lakhmir Singh Solution for Physics for Class 10 (2018 (Latest))
Chapter 3: Sources of Energy
Q: 15.2 | Page no. 157
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