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Four nuclei of an element undergo fusion to form a heavier nucleus, with release of energy. Which of the two - the parent or the daughter nucleus - would have higher binding energy per nucleon?

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Since the unstable parent nuclei fuse to form a heavier stable daughter nuclei in a nuclear fusion reaction releasing some energy. So, daughter nuclei is more stable than parent nuclei. Thus daughter nucleus has more binding energy per nucleon than parent nucleus.

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