Problem: Calculate the quantity of energy produced per mole of U-235 (atomic mass = 235.043922 amu) for the neutron-induced fission of U-235 to produce Te-137 (atomic mass = 136.9253 amu) and Zr-97 (atomic mass = 96.910950 amu). (Note: the products produced will include two neutrons.)

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We’re being asked to calculate the energy produced for the following nuclear reaction:

U92235+n01Te52137+Zr4097+2n01


To calculate the energy released for the reaction, we’re going to use the following steps:

Step 1: Calculate the mass defect (Δm).
Step 2: Calculate the mass defect (Δm) in kg.
Step 3: Calculate the energy released (E).


Step 1: Calculate the mass defect (Δm).

Given:

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Calculate the quantity of energy produced per mole of U-235 (atomic mass = 235.043922 amu) for the neutron-induced fission of U-235 to produce Te-137 (atomic mass = 136.9253 amu) and Zr-97 (atomic mass = 96.910950 amu). (Note: the products produced will include two neutrons.)

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