Zeno asked in Science & MathematicsChemistry · 2 months ago

Calculating energy release from Nitrogen-14 decay?

Calculate the energy required/released to form C-14 from N-14 and a neutron. The reaction is 14N + n →14 C + p + e.

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    look up the precise mass of 14N and a neutron

    then add up the precise masses of 14C. p and e

    take the difference between the two sums 

    put the mass difference (in kg) into E= m c ^2

    to get the energy difference in Joules

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