Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 11 - Reading Check Questions (Comprehension): 27

Answer

They are the same. The recombination energy equals the dissociation energy. On page 220, the analogy is made between the energy released when 2 magnets are allowed to "click" together, and the energy needed to separate the 2 magnets.
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