Problem: What is the Q value for the reaction 9Be + α → 12C + n?a. 5.7 MeV b. 8.4 MeV c. 4.2 MeV d. 7.3 MeV e. 6.2 MeV

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Q value:

Q = Δm AMU

Change in mass, Δm = (mBe + mα) - (mC + mn)

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What is the Q value for the reaction 9Be + α12C + n?

a. 5.7 MeV 

b. 8.4 MeV 

c. 4.2 MeV 

d. 7.3 MeV 

e. 6.2 MeV

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