Chemistry Practice Problems Mass Defect Practice Problems Solution: Calculate the quantity of energy produced per gram...

Solution: Calculate the quantity of energy produced per gram of reactant for the fusion of two H-2 (atomic mass = 2.014102 amu) atoms to form He-3 (atomic mass = 3.016029 amu) and one neutron.

Problem

Calculate the quantity of energy produced per gram of reactant for the fusion of two H-2 (atomic mass = 2.014102 amu) atoms to form He-3 (atomic mass = 3.016029 amu) and one neutron.

Solution

We’re being asked to calculate the energy released for the given nuclear reaction.

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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