Protons have a rest energy of 938.28 MeV, neutrons have a rest energy of 939.57 MeV, and electrons have a rest energy of 511 keV. Six hydrogen atoms and six neutrons are combined to form an atom of . How much energy does this combination release if a unified atomic mass unit is equivalent to 931.494 MeV?
For the reaction, . Assume that the reactants are initially at rest.
Find the amount of energy transferred to the .
Find the amount of energy transferred to the gamma-ray.
A supernova explosion of a kg star produces J of energy.
How many kilograms of mass are converted to energy in the explosion?
What is the ratio of mass destroyed to the original mass of the star?
Calculate the binding energy per nucleon of . Use a value of 55.9349 u for the atomic mass of . Use a value of 1.0073 u for the rest mass of a proton, 1.0087 u for the rest mass of a neutron, and 0.00055 u for the rest mass of an electron.