()2HeC3[3(4.0026 u) (12.0000 u)](931.5 MeV/u)7.27 MeV.QMMc=−=−=Note that 3MHecontains the mass of six electrons and so does MC. The electron masses cancel and the mass difference calculated is the same as the mass difference of the nuclei.
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This note was uploaded on 05/19/2011 for the course PHY 2049 taught by Professor Any during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.