Why is there an abundance
of even atomic number elements
The answer is (drum roll please):
Basically, once particles cooled to actually form nuclei
, a quick chain of nuclear (fusion
) reactions occured:
The following reactions the occured:
Thus, as helium
reacted with other, primarily even numbered nucleii, the even numbered elements showed an increase in abundance compared to the odd elements.
Fe) is the most stable of elements, hence it's greater abundance compared to surrounding elements.