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If I understand correctly, red dwarfs consume all of their hydrogen and will eventually shrink into helium white dwarfs, whereas the higher mass stars will consume a fair amount of their hydrogen fuel, not necessarily all of it. Correct me if I'm wrong.

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    $\begingroup$ A greater fraction, yes. $\endgroup$ – Rob Jeffries Dec 2 '17 at 0:40
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Stars less than about 0.3 solar masses are fully convective, so hydrogen throughout the entire star can be transported to the core and consumed. At higher masses, the core is radiative, so only hydrogen that starts in the core is consumed.

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  • $\begingroup$ The core of stars more massive than about 1.3 times the Sun are convective. $\endgroup$ – Rob Jeffries Dec 9 '17 at 20:19
  • $\begingroup$ True, but the convection doesn't extend to the envelope, so no new hydrogen is added. $\endgroup$ – J. O'Brien Antognini Dec 9 '17 at 22:58
  • $\begingroup$ Do massive stars consume hydrogen in the shell during the red supergiant phase? $\endgroup$ – ElectricSupernova Dec 20 '17 at 12:51
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, although the shell is not replenished with hydrogen from the envelope. $\endgroup$ – J. O'Brien Antognini Dec 20 '17 at 21:51

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