University Physics with Modern Physics (14th Edition)

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Chapter 44 - Particle Physics and Cosmology - Problems - Exercises - Page 1520: 44.35


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Work Step by Step

The reaction energy Q is defined in equation 43.23. $Q=(M_A+M_B-M_C-M_D)c^2$. It is the mass defect, converted to energy. Use the particle masses on page 1441 to find Q=-0.783 MeV. When Q is negative the reaction is endoergic.
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