N-14 + alpha --> O-17 + proton N-14 + alpha particle --> O-17 + high energy proton alpha particle used was 7.70MeV. Q1. Calculate the energy to be shared in the interaction. Q2. Explain why the proton cannot take all of the available energy. The following date is given for nuclide and their mass: Hydrogen mass: 1.007825u, Helium 4.002603u, N-14 14.003074u, O-17 16.999132u I tried converting the mass of N into energy in eV and adding it to 7.70MeV. Not sure what to do then. The answer given to Q1 is 6.5MeV The explanation for Q2 is not given.