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Homework Help: A Nuclear Fission Problem

  1. Dec 9, 2009 #1
    1. What is the energy released in the fission reaction 10n + 23592U --> 14156Ba + 9236Kr + 310n?



    2. I am pretty sure this has to do with binding energies, but other than that I'm completely lost.

    Please help. Thank you so much.
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Dec 9, 2009 #2
    You need to calculate the rest mass energies of the reactants and the products and find the difference.
     
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