The fusion of deuterium and tritium produces 2.8 × 10−12 J for every atom of deuterium and atom of tritium. How much energy is produced per mole of deuterium and mole of tritium?
Solution 92P :
Step 1 :
Energy produced per atom in fusion of deuterium and tritium = 2.8 × 10-12 J
Energy produced per mole of deuterium and mole of tritium = ?
We calculate energy produced per mole using Einstein’s energy equation :
E = mc2
where, E = energy
m = mass converted to energy
c = velocity of light = 3108 m/s
Before calculating energy per mole , we need to know the mass of deuterium and tritium in the fusion reaction :
Formula to find mass becomes :
= 3.1110-29 Kg