Problem: Based on the following atomic mass values - 1H, 1.00782 amu; 2H, 2.01410 amu; 3H, 3.01605 amu; 3He, 3.01603 amu; 4He, 4.00260 amu-and the mass of the neutron given in the text, calculate the energy change per mole in each of the following nuclear reactions, all of which are possibilities for a controlled fusion process.12H + 13H  →  24He + 01n

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We’re being asked to determine if energy is released or absorbed by the reaction and calculate how much energy is released or absorbed.

We're given the following nuclear reaction:

 12H +  13H  24He +  10n


We have to calculate for the mass defect and energy released by 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.

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Based on the following atomic mass values - 1H, 1.00782 amu; 2H, 2.01410 amu; 3H, 3.01605 amu; 3He, 3.01603 amu; 4He, 4.00260 amu-and the mass of the neutron given in the text, calculate the energy change per mole in each of the following nuclear reactions, all of which are possibilities for a controlled fusion process.

12H + 13H  →  24He + 01n

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