CNO cycle


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CNO cycle

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Even though it's lighter than oxygen (with one less proton and neutron), it forms in stars at a slower rate via a reaction sequence called the CNO cycle, also described on the previous page.
Most of the nitrogen in the universe was probably contributed by intermediate-mass stars (those of about 1 to 8 solar masses), where the CNO cycle predominates.
The CNO cycle also converts carbon and oxygen into nitrogen-14.