# What is Energy released: Definition and 75 Discussions

In fracture mechanics, the energy release rate,

G

{\displaystyle G}
, is the rate at which energy is transformed as a material undergoes fracture. Mathematically, the energy release rate is expressed as the decrease in total potential energy per increase in fracture surface area, and is thus expressed in terms of energy per unit area. Various energy balances can be constructed relating the energy released during fracture to the energy of the resulting new surface, as well as other dissipative processes such as plasticity and heat generation. The energy release rate is central to the field of fracture mechanics when solving problems and estimating material properties related to fracture and fatigue.

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1. ### I Energy released calculation using Binding energy and mass defect

Consider the equation X (200, 50) + n (1, 0) -> Y (120, 30) + Z (70, 20) + 11 n(1, 0) Let p be the mass of a proton, n be the mass of a neutron. BE(X) = [50p + 150n - M(X)] c^2 BE(Y) = [30p + 90n - M(Y)] c^2 BE(Z) = [20p + 50n - M(Z)]c^2 The energy released when using BE (products) - BE...
2. ### I How is combustion energy released?

Is it possible that in combustion, the chemical energy of reaction is released wholly through photon emission. Say as in simple burning of wood.
3. ### Calculating Energy Released by Sodium Reacting with Water

Hi! After watching a couple videos about the explosive reaction of sodium in freshwater and seawater, I felt curious and wanted to calculate how much energy is released. However, my Chemistry is super rusty and I think that my result is way too high (equivalent to almost 2 g of TNT per gram of...
4. ### Nuclear fission calculation of energy released

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5. ### I Questions about the energy released by nuclear fission

as far as i understand nuclear fission is the splitting of a heavy nucleus cause of a added neutron the energy you get is cause of the lost mass from binding energy. but i also read that the nuclear fission products undergo beta decay which emits beta particles gamma rays and antineutrinos so...
6. ### B How to calculate the energy released?

Would Earth's moon also collapse into the Sun? In that case, how much energy will be released with that collision too? How will it compare it with the earth-sun collision? Is there a possibility of this situation arising in the lifetime of earth?Thanks in advance.
7. ### What is the energy released by Tritium when it decays?

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8. ### I The energy released from antimatter annihilation -- New uses?

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9. ### Energy released upon ionization of different gases

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11. ### B Mechanism for Energy Released via the Strong Force in Fusion

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12. ### Energy released through alpha decay

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13. ### I Energy released when 238U is divided into two 119Pd.

Hi! I have a question about nuclear fission. Here is the problem: 238_U (B/A = 7.6 MeV/n) is divided into two 119_Pd ( B/A = 8.5 MeV/n). How much energy will be released? I was thinking since the 119_Pd has larger B/A (binding energy per nucleus), energy is needed for this reaction to happen...
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15. ### I Determining the energy released by a flame

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16. ### KE of alpha particle using integer values of nuclear masses

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17. ### B Difference in binding energy is equal to the energy released

Can someone please explain why is the difference in binding energy is equal to the energy released in a nuclear fission/fusion. From my understanding of binding energy, it is the energy needed to break bond between neutron and proton or energy released when forming into a nucleus. However, what...
18. ### B Energy released in electron transition

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19. ### I Energy Released in Stellar Nucleosynthesis

This is taken from page 226 in Essential Astrophysics by Lang: "The mass defect, ##ΔM##, for a nucleus containing ##A## nucleons, ##Z## protons, and ##A-Z## neutrons is $$ΔM = Z m_p + (A - Z) m_n - m_{nuc}$$ where ##A## is the mass number of the nucleus, ##Z## is the atomic number, ##m_p## is...
20. ### I Q: Binding energy per nucleon & energy released in reaction

EDIT: I figured out what I'm stuck on is WHY do nuclear reactions favor the a reaction such that the product has a HIGHER binding energy per nucleon? Also how is energy released in a fusion reaction if the product requires more binding energy per nucleon? I need an explanation... "The graph...
21. ### Gravitational Energy Released from Sphere

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22. ### B Exploring the Mystery of Energy Released in Nuclear Explosions

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23. ### Energy released from annihilation

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24. ### Calculating energy released by fission.

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26. ### Energy released in fusion

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27. ### Calculating energy released due to fission of heavy nucleus into equal nuclei.,,

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28. ### Energy released by condensing steam back to liquid water

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29. ### The energy released for white dwarf collapsing into neutron star

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30. ### Electron Affinity, Type of energy released?

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31. ### Energy Released by fission

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32. ### Four Protons Are Fused Into An Alpha Particle, Energy Released

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33. ### Energy released in nuclear fission problem

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34. ### Calculating energy released during fusion reactions

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35. ### Calculating thermal energy released when aluminum cools an solidifies

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36. ### Energy released from heavy atoms?

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37. ### Energy released in the fission of one uranium-235 nucleus? (extra neutron)

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38. ### Calculating Heat Energy Released in Ozone Decomposition Reaction

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39. ### Show that in this fusion cycle, the energy released is about 30 MeV.

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40. ### Estimating the energy released in fission

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41. ### How To Measure Amoung Of Energy Released

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42. ### Why energy released when bonds formed

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43. ### Energy released when splitting H2

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44. ### Energy released each decay

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45. ### Energy released, capacitor power output

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46. ### Gravitational potential energy released in core collapse

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47. ### Energy released in a gunshot explosion

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49. ### What is the amount of energy released from an exploding firecracker?

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50. ### Energy released in an explosion

Hi All, I'm working on a problem about describing the energy released when a bomb explodes, assuming it releases energy, E, I'm trying to describe the rate at which the radius of the bomb blast wave is expanding. I'm having some difficulty conceiving where to start in connecting the energy...