Is this nuclear reaction exothermic or endothermic??

by dav1d
Tags: endothermic, exothermic, nuclear, reaction
dav1d is offline
Oct22-11, 12:32 PM
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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Is this nuclear reaction exothermic or endothermic??
alpha particle + beryllium -> carbon12 + neutron

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

Im not quiet sure which one it is, I don't know what equations to use. Any help would be appreciated.
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Spinnor is offline
Oct23-11, 06:05 PM
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First write down the masses of the four nuclei, see

If the mass on the left is greater then the mass on the right then the missing energy might be in the form of energy?
dav1d is offline
Nov5-11, 06:13 PM
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I got exothermic, is it correct?

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