Problem: Calculate the quantity of energy produced per gram of reactant for the fusion of H-3 (atomic mass = 3.016049 amu) with H-1 (atomic mass =1.007825 amu) to form He-4 (atomic mass = 4.002603 amu). (31 H + 11 H  →  42 He)

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

H13+H11H24e


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 gram of reactant for the fusion of H-3 (atomic mass = 3.016049 amu) with H-1 (atomic mass =1.007825 amu) to form He-4 (atomic mass = 4.002603 amu). (31 H + 11 H  →  42 He)

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