[Solved] The Set of Nuclear Reactions That Power Our Sun Can
The set of nuclear reactions that power our sun can be summarized a 4p+ → 4He+2 + 2e+. The masses of the particles involved are 938.272 MeV/c2 (proton, p+), 3727.38 MeV/c2 (alpha particle, 4He+2), and 0.511 MeV/c2 (positron, e+). How much energy is released by each set of these reactions?
A) 24.69 MeV
B) 28.3 MeV
C) 2790 MeV
D) 279 MeV
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