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- Homework Statement
- Calculate energy released in the reactions below, and compare them (see full question below)

- Relevant Equations
- a) FISSION: 1g of U-235 splits into La-148 + Br-87

b) FUSION: 0.5g of D2O with 0.5g of T20 creates He-4 and a neutron

useful equations: E = Δm(c^2)

**Homework Statement:**Calculate energy released in the reactions below, and compare them (see full question below)

**Homework Equations:**a) FISSION: 1g of U-235 splits into La-148 + Br-87

b) FUSION: 0.5g of D2O with 0.5g of T20 creates He-4 and a neutron

useful equations: E = Δm(c^2)

Hey, can someone help me with calculating the energies released by fission and fusion. Any help with a small explanation on WHY certain conversions and calculations are done would be so helpful, thank you!

The full question is this:

a) Calculate the energy released if 1 gram of U-235 splits into La-148 + Br-87.

b) Calculate the energy released in the fusion process of 0.5 grams of heavy water (D2O) with 0.5 grams of superheavy water (T2O), creating He-4 and a neutron. You may neglect the binding energies of the molecules.

c) Compare the energies released per gram. Which would you prefer?