Fission Reaction Problem
1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
1_0_n + 235_92_U 140_54_Xe + 94_38_Sr + 2 1_0_n
Using the above reaction, determine the amount of energy.
2. Relevant equations
mi = 235.043925u + 1.008665u + 236.05259u
mf = 140.914406u + 93.915356U + 2(1.008665u) = 236.847092Uu
delta m = 0.794502
E = deltam(c^2) = (0.794505u)(931.5MeV/c^2/u)c^2 = 740.078613
3. The attempt at a solution
See above in part [b]. My answer is incorrect. I double checked my work, and I got the same answer. Can anybody figure out what I'm doing wrong? Thanks.
mi = 235.043925u + 1.008665u
m (U-236) = 236.05259u
mf = 140.914406u + 93.915356U + 2(1.008665u)
235U + n -> 236U* -> FP + 2n
Okay, how do I incorporate the middle product into my equation? The book wasn't too good with explaining that part.
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