Three helium nuclei fuse together, forming one carbon nucleus. The mass of carbon is less than
three times the mass of helium. When helium fuses into carbon, which of the following occurs?
a. Rest‐mass energy is converted into some other form of energy
b. Some other form of energy is converted into rest‐mass energy
c. The chemical reaction changed the total mass
d. The mass of three helium nuclei turned into one carbon nucleus and other smaller
particles, such as protons and neutrons.
Since the mass of the 3 helium nuclei together do not give the mass of a carbon nucleus, this means that some of the mass of the helium went somewhere. One of the consequences of Einstein's special theory of relativity (1905) is that the mass of an object increases with its velocity relative to the observer. When an object is at rest (relative to the observer), it has the usual (inertial = tendency to resist an applied force) mass that we are all familiar with. This is called the 'rest mass' of the object.
So the answer is a. Rest mass energy is converted into some other form of energy
Once you reach college or university, the level of writing that is expected from you should be quite high. They…
APPROVED BY CLIENTS
Assignment expert is amazing. I hit a wall while learning C. the class was moving too fast for me, I had two assignments due, and I did not have any idea what to do. Thanks to the work of the expert that helped me, I was able to submit my assignment, I did not have to drop the class and by studying on my own and looking at the expert work, I was able to move forward and learn. I hope not to be in the same situation in the future, but I do, I know where to come.