The radionuclide X has a half life of 2.58hours and is produced in a cyclotron at a constant rate by bombarding a Y target with 2.10 MeV deuterons. The target contains only the stable isoptope Y and the reaction that produces X is(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Y + deuteron -> X + proton

show that energy is released in this reaction,

and hence calculate the energy of the products in the above reaction.

(atomic mass of Y = 54.938047u, X = 55.938906u, deuteron = 2.014102u, proton = 1.007825u)

ANS: energy of products = 1.145 x 10^-12 J

how do you get energy of products? i don't understand.

why can't i get the answer by taking (mass of X + mass of proton)(u)c^2?

thanks in advance!!! :)

**Physics Forums - The Fusion of Science and Community**

Join Physics Forums Today!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

# How do you get the energy of products in nuclear reaction?

Loading...

Similar Threads for energy products nuclear | Date |
---|---|

I Low quantum numbers, high energy, and distance scales. | Apr 1, 2018 |

Pair Production by two photons : energy range of the electron created | Aug 7, 2014 |

Proportion of energy gained by decay products | Jun 13, 2012 |

Energy production from deuterium plasma? | May 24, 2010 |

Pair production energy | Feb 20, 2010 |

**Physics Forums - The Fusion of Science and Community**