When a neutron is captured by an atomic nucleus, energy is released as γ radiation. This energy can be calculated based on the change in mass in converting reactants to products. For the nuclear reaction L 3 6 i + n 0 1 → L 3 7 i + γ : (a) Calculate the energy evolved in this reaction (per atom). Masses needed (in g/mol) are L 3 6 i = 6.01512, n 0 1 = 1.00867, and L 3 7 i = 7.01600.n (b) Use the answer in part (a) to calculate the wave-length of the γ rays emitted in the reaction.

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Chapter 25, Problem 62GQ
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When a neutron is captured by an atomic nucleus, energy is released as γ radiation. This energy can be calculated based on the change in mass in converting reactants to products.

For the nuclear reaction L 3 6 i +  n 0 1 L 3 7 i +  γ :

(a) Calculate the energy evolved in this reaction (per atom). Masses needed (in g/mol) are L 3 6 i = 6.01512, n 0 1 = 1.00867, and L 3 7 i = 7.01600.n

(b) Use the answer in part (a) to calculate the wave-length of the γ rays emitted in the reaction.

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