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23U (atoic mass 238.050784 u) decays via alpha decay to 234Th (atomic mass 234.043593 u).
What is the kinetic energy of the emitted alpha particle? Assume the uranium nucleus was initially
at rest (so the initial momentum was zero).
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23U (atoic mass 238.050784 u) decays via alpha decay to 234Th (atomic mass 234.043593 u). What is the kinetic energy of the emitted alpha particle? Assume the uranium nucleus was initially at rest (so the initial momentum was zero).

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Q=(m, -m-m) c2 1.67x1027kg (3x10 m/s) (238.050784u)-(234.043593u) - (4.0026 u) lu =6.8612 x1013j = 4.2882 MeV

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