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This text contains two questions. One about heavy water, and one about a health problem, that we are not competent to solve here. Let's talk about heavy water. Light water contains two H atoms with a nucleus made of one proton surrounded by one electron. Heavy water contains H atoms made of one proton plus one neutron in the nucleus. And this nucleus is ...


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Nuclear fusion in stars produces huge amounts of energy that raise the temperature of the star (e.g. our sun has a surface temperature of about 6000K). At such high temperatures, a lot of atoms possess enough energy to become ionized. However, what percentage of atoms at a particular temperature has what amount of energy is determined by the Boltzmann ...


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