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Consider the nuclear fusion reaction 31H + 21H → 42He + 10n. The atomic masses involved are as follows:
M(42He) = 4.0026 u M( 31H) = 3.0160 u
M(21H) = 2.0141 u M( 10n) = 1.0087 u
How many reactions per second must take place in order to generate 6.0 MW of power? (recall: 1 W = 1 J/s)