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## Homework Statement

A nuclear reaction being studied for its potential as a source of fusion power is:

^{2}

_{1}H +

^{3}

_{1}H ->

^{4}

_{2}He +

^{1}

_{0}n

1) calculate energy in MeV released when two atoms fuse according to the reaction above.

2) calculate the energy in joules released per mole of reactants. (ie. one mole of H-2 and one mole of H-3)

## The Attempt at a Solution

1) the answer is 17.59 Mev

and i don't know how to go about 2)

i know combined they release that energy found in part 1)... but I am not sure how to divide that energy up between them. is it done on a ratio of 2:3 by atomic mass? or is it done by mass in kg? i just don't know the connection there...