Chemistry 10th Edition

Published by Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
ISBN 10: 1133610668
ISBN 13: 978-1-13361-066-3

Chapter 1 - The Foundations of Chemistry - Exercises - Matter and Energy: 10

Answer

E=mc$^{2}$

Work Step by Step

E is energy m is mass c is the speed of light or 3*10$^{8}$ m/s The equation shows how much energy is released when matter is converted to energy. So by knowing the mass of the atoms in a nuclear reaction, you can easily plug in and solve for E.
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