p43_050 - 50. (a) The disintegration energy for uranium-235...

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50. (a) The disintegration energy for uranium-235 “decaying” into thorium-232 is Q 3 =( m 235 U m 232 Th m 3 He ) c 2 = (235 . 0439 u 232 . 0381 u 3 . 0160 u)(931 . 5MeV / u) = 9 . 50 MeV . (b) Similarly, the disintegration energy for uranium-235 decaying into thorium-231 is Q 4 m 235 U m 231 Th m 4 He ) c 2 = (235 . 0439 u 231 . 0363 u 4 . 0026 u)(931 . / u) =4 . 66 MeV . (c) Finally, the considered transmutation of uranium-235 into thorium-230 has a
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This note was uploaded on 11/12/2011 for the course PHYS 2001 taught by Professor Sprunger during the Fall '08 term at LSU.

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