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    Energy Released by Fusion

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    A simplified model of fusion reaction would have two deuterium atoms (an isotope of hydrogen with 1 proton and 1 neutron in the nucleus) combine to form an atom of helium. If the mass of each deuterium nucleus is 3.3444 x 10^-27 kg and the mass of the helium nucleus is 6.6465 x 10^-27 kg, how much energy is released when 1 kg of deuterium undergoes this fusion process?

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    A simplified model of fusion reaction would have two deuterium atoms (an isotope of hydrogen with 1 proton and 1 neutron in the nucleus) combine to form an atom of helium. If the mass of each deuterium nucleus is ...

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