Question
(a) Using data from Table 7.1, calculate the amount of mass converted to energy by the fusion of 1.00 kg of hydrogen. (b) What is the ratio of mass destroyed to the original mass, $\dfrac{\Delta m}{m}$? (c) How does this compare with $\dfrac{\Delta m}{m}$ for the fission of 1.00 kg of uranium?
1. $7.1 \textrm{ g}$
2. $0.0071$
3. $8$. The ratio of mass destroyed in fusion of hydrogen is greater than that during fission of uranium by a factor of 8.
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