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Consider the nuclear fission Ne20→2He4+C12 Given that the binding energy/nucleon of Ne20, He4 and c12 are, respectively, 8.03 MeV, 7.07 MeV and 7.86 MeV, identify the correct statement:

(a)

8.3 MeV energy will be released

(b)

Energy of 12.4MeV will be Supplied

(c)

Energy of 11.9 MeV has to be supplied

(d)

Energy of 3.6 MeV will be released



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Consider the nuclear fission Ne20→2He4+C12 Given that the binding energy/nucleon of Ne20, He4 and c12 are, respectively, 8.03 MeV, 7.07 MeV and 7.86 MeV, identify the correct statement:

(a)

8.3 MeV energy will be released

(b)

Energy of 12.4MeV will be Supplied

(c)

Energy of 11.9 MeV has to be supplied

(d)

Energy of 3.6 MeV will be released

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Answer Key / Explanation : (c) -

 Ne20  →2He4+C12

8.03 ×20   2×7.07×4+7.86×12

∴EB=(BE)react − (BE)product=9.72 MeV

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