Question
(a) Write the decay equation for the α decay of $^{235}\textrm{U}$. (b) What energy is released in this decay? The mass of the daughter nuclide is 231.036298 u. (c) Assuming the residual nucleus is formed in its ground state, how much energy goes to the $\alpha$ particle?
1. Please see the solution video.
2. $4.679 \textrm{ MeV}$
3. $4.599 \textrm{ MeV}$
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