Nuclear Chemistry

 

 76) (a) ΔE = 3.9 x 1026 J/s          3.00 x 108 m/s   

             ΔE = Δmc2

             Δm = ΔE/c2

             Δm = 3.9 x 1026 J/s/(3.00 x 108 m/s)2 = 4.3 x 109 kg/s

 

       (b) The mass loss results from the fusion reaction producing more stable nuclei from less stable nuclei.