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The collision between these two can produce a neutron emitting neutrino and atom may be unable of bonding and molecules will never get formed. Then new and different chemistry will take birth.
For what it's worth (I cannot verify the claims): http://www.j.sinap.ac.cn/nst/EN/article/downloadArticleFile.do?attachType=PDF&id=448 (NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNIQUES 25, 020201 (2014) - I guess this is a Chinese journal). Abstract: "Considering the mixture after muon-catalyzed fusion ($\mu$CF) reaction as overdense plasma, we analyze muon motion in the ...
If you assume perfect efficiency, then the energy of dissociation of a liter of water is computed as follows: 1 liter of water, molar mass 18g, => 55.6 moles The energy needed is 237 kJ per mole (from your link - see under "thermodynamics"). 237 * 55.6 => 31.7 MJ of energy for a liter of water. In terms of power, this is 3.67 kW for one hour. This ...
The symmetries that you're missing are conservation of baryon number $B$ and lepton number $L$. We strongly suspect that baryon number is not an exact symmetry, because the universe appears to contain very many baryons and very few antibaryons. Actually, a better metric for the baryon asymmetry of the universe is to compare the baryon density to the density ...
The electron is the lightest lepton and the proton is the lightest baryon, so it's hard to see what reaction could occur without violating lepton number or baryon number. I suppose if proton decay (to a pion and positron) occurs then there could be a reaction to give a pion and two photons.
Your questions reminds me of the movie "a serious men" by the Coen brothers (you should watch it regardless of the main character being a college physics professor). As some of the comments said, it is an oversimplification or a much more complex phenomenon. The only way to get some idea of what is happening is to understand the equations of quantum ...
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