How the elements were created?

Stars create new elements in their cores by squeezing elements together in a process
called nuclear fusion. First, stars fuse hydrogen atoms into helium. Helium atoms then
fuse to create beryllium, and so on, until fusion in the star's core has created
every element up to iron.

How do light and heavy elements form?
This resulted in the formation of light elements: hydrogen, deuterium, helium (two
isotopes), lithium and trace amounts of beryllium. Nuclear fusion in stars converts
hydrogen into helium in all stars. ... In the very massive stars, the reaction chain
continues to produce elements like silicon upto iron

How hydrogen was formed?
The low-mass elements, hydrogen and helium, were produced in the hot, dense
conditions of the birth of the universe itself. The birth, life, and death of a star is
described in terms of nuclear reactions. The chemical elements that make up the matter
we observe throughout the universe were created in these reactions.

What are the light elements?
Light Elements. It is an observed fact that most of the matter in the universe are the
three lightest elements: hydrogen, helium, and lithium. These elements were present
during the initial formation of the universe, with the heavier elements being later formed
in massive stars.

How are light and heavy elements
formed? (Advanced)
For an independent study course at my high school, I am researching the formation of the
elements, both light and heavy. I have some basic understanding of how this is done, and I
have also found some technical information that at this time I don't understand. Can you
point me to some good articles on the topic, or perhaps cover some more advanced
materials yourself?

The lightest elements (hydrogen, helium, deuterium, lithium) were produced in the Big Bang
nucleosynthesis. According to the Big Bang theory, the temperatures in the early universe were so
high that fusion reactions could take place. This resulted in the formation of light elements:
hydrogen, deuterium, helium (two isotopes), lithium and trace amounts of beryllium.

Nuclear fusion in stars converts hydrogen into helium in all stars. In stars less massive than the Sun,
this is the only reaction that takes place. In stars more massive than the Sun (but less massive than
about 8 solar masses), further reactions that convert helium to carbon and oxygen take place in
succesive stages of stellar evolution. In the very massive stars, the reaction chain continues to
produce elements like silicon upto iron.

neutron capture reactions take place (this is not fusion). we do see elements higher than iron around us. and these lead to formation of different elements. then there are two processes of neutron capture called rapid process (r-process) and the slow process (s-process). However.Elements higher than iron cannot be formed through fusion as one has to supply energy for the reaction to take place. This is the reason why it is said that most of the stuff that we see around us come from stars and supernovae (the heavy elements part). So how did these elements form? The answer is supernovae. In a supernova explosion. . If you go into technical details. leading to the formation of heavy elements.

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