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calculate the amount of energy released in the fission of a U-235 nucleus.

http://www.dummies.com/WileyCDA/DummiesArticle/Nuclear-Fission-Basics.id-1669.html

Given:

Masses of the particles:

U-235 = 234.9993u

n=1.008

Ba=140.883u

Kr=91.905u

what i did was i used delta E=mc^2, where m is the mass of n...which is 1.008.. and i get 1.5x10^-10... why is this wrong?/

http://www.dummies.com/WileyCDA/DummiesArticle/Nuclear-Fission-Basics.id-1669.html

Given:

Masses of the particles:

U-235 = 234.9993u

n=1.008

Ba=140.883u

Kr=91.905u

what i did was i used delta E=mc^2, where m is the mass of n...which is 1.008.. and i get 1.5x10^-10... why is this wrong?/

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