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!!! :)

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

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