What were the first elements produced after the Big Bang?

Answer Deuterium, Helium and Lithium

As the universe cooled, the neutrons either decayed into protons and electrons or combined with protons to make deuterium (an isotope of hydrogen). During the first three minutes of the universe, most of the deuterium combined to make helium. Trace amounts of lithium were also produced at this time. This process of light element formation in the early universe is called "Big Bang nucleosynthesis" (BBN).

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