   Chapter 32, Problem 26PE

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Section
Textbook Problem

Verify that the total number at nucleons, total charge, and electron family number are conserved for each of the fusion reactions in the proton—proton cycle in 1 H+ 1 H → 2 H+ e + + v e , 1 H+ 2 H → 3 H e + γ , and 2 H+ 3 He → 4 H e + + 1 H+ 1 H . (List the value of each of the conserved quantities before and after each of the reactions.)

To determine

That the total number of nucleons, total charge, and electron family number are conserved for each of the fusion reactions in the proton-proton cycle in

H1+H1H2+e++υeH1+H2H3e+γ

and

H3e+H3eH4e+H1+H1

(List the value of each of the conserved quantities before and after each of the reactions.)

Explanation

Checking all the values for LHS and RHS

1. H1+H1H2+e++υe
2. Nucleons

LHS = 1 + 1 = 2

RHS = 2

Hence verified.

Total charge

LHS = 1+1 = 2

RHS = 1+ 1 = 2

Hence verified.

Electron family number

LHS = 0

RHS = -1 + 1 = 0

Hence verified.

3. H1+H2H3e+γ
4. Nucleons

LHS = 1 + 2 = 3

RHS = 3

Hence verified

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