${}_{\mathbf{16}}{}^{\mathbf{32}}\mathbf{S}\mathbf{+}{}_{\mathbf{0}}{}^{\mathbf{1}}\mathbf{n}\mathbf{\to}\mathbf{+}{}_{\mathbf{14}}{}^{\mathbf{29}}\mathbf{Si}\mathbf{+}{}_{\mathbf{2}}{}^{\mathbf{4}}\mathbf{He}$

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

**Given:**

Complete each of the following nuclear equations and calculate the energy change (in J/mol of reactants) associated with each one. (Al-27 = 26.981538 amu, Am-241 = 241.056822 amu, He-4 = 4.002603 amu, Np-237 = 237.048166 amu, P-30 = 29.981801 amu, S-32 = 31.972071 amu, and Si-29 = 28.976495 amu.)

_{16}^{32}S + ______ → _{14}^{29}Si + _{2}^{4}He

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