Problem: Consider a fusion reaction in which a proton fuses with a neutron to form a deuterium nucleus. How much energy is released in this reaction? (The mass of the deuterium nucleus is 2.01355u). Answer in MeV.

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The energy released in the reaction:

E=mc2

The reaction process is:

11H(proton)+01n12H

The reduced mass is obtained from:

m=mp+mn-m12H=1.0072766+1.0086654-2.01355

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Consider a fusion reaction in which a proton fuses with a neutron to form a deuterium nucleus. How much energy is released in this reaction? (The mass of the deuterium nucleus is 2.01355u). Answer in MeV.

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