I have a question about the origin of the odd proton-number elements in the periodic table, please.
As it is generally thought that the big bang produces hydrogen first, and then hydrogen combined to form helium. Helium combines into beryllium, and beryllium into carbon, etc... This means that all fusion atoms have even numbers of protons, does not not?
Then, if radioactive decay involving protons always result in a 2 protons decay, how then can we ever end up with atoms of odd number of protons, such as lithium, boron, nitrogen, etc?