[SOLVED] (101)Nuclear Energy 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data According to the Big Bang model, all of the 12C in the universe was made in stars. One process that occurs in older stars is the triple-alpha process in which three alpha particles are turned into 12C. The mass of an alpha particle (an alpha particle is a 4He nucleus) is 6.646477E-27 kg. The mass of 12C is 19.926464E-27 kg. How much energy is released in the triple-alpha process? Give your answer both in pJ and in MeV. 2. Relevant equations Thats.. what I need to know. 1 eV=1.6x10^-19 J pJ= x10^-12 3. The attempt at a solution I do not know the formula required to solve this; this topic was glanced over during a class and a half, and I had to miss one of them. Could you please help me out? Thank you so much!