Lesson: Nuclear Binding Energy and Nuclear ReactionsPhysics
In this lesson, we will learn how to relate the mass of a nucleus to the masses of its constituent particles and the binding energy of the nucleus.
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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?
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.