We’re being asked to calculate the energy released per gram of hydrogen nuclei reacted for the following reaction:

^{1}_{1}H + ^{1}_{1}H →^{2}_{1}H + ^{0}_{+1}e

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 4:** Calculate the energy released per gram

**Step 1: Calculate the mass defect (Δm).**

**Given:**

Calculate the amount of energy released per gram of hydrogen nuclei reacted for the following reaction. The atomic masses are ^{1}_{1}H, 1.00782 u; ^{2}_{1}H, 2.01410 u; and an electron, 5.4858 X 10 ^{-4} u.

^{1}_{1}H + ^{1}_{1}H → ^{2}_{1}H + ^{0}_{+}_{1}e

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