The nuclear masses of parent and daughter nuclei are Mp= 226.025 amu and Md=222.017 amu.Mass of alpha particle is Mα=4.002amu.Find qvalue and kinetic energy of alpha particle emitted for the alpha decay.
Assuming nucleus to be at rest as it is very heavy
The Attempt at a Solution
Putting given values in 1 i get Q=5.589MeV (1amu= 931.5MeV)
Substituting this in 2 i get Eα=5.490 MeV.
Have i done this correctly??