A nucleus with mass number \(240\) breaks into fragments each of mass number \(120\). The binding energy per nucleon of unfragmented nuclei is \(7.6~\text{MeV}\) while that of fragments is \(8.5~\text{MeV}\). The total gain in the binding energy in the process is:
1. \(804~\text{MeV}\)
2. \(216~\text{MeV}\)
3. \(0.9~\text{MeV}\)
4. \(9.4~\text{MeV}\)

Subtopic:  Nuclear Binding Energy |
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A radioactive nucleus \(_{\mathrm{Z}}^{\mathrm{A}}\mathrm{X}\) undergoes spontaneous decay in the sequence \(_{\mathrm{Z}}^{\mathrm{A}}\mathrm{X}\rightarrow \mathrm{B}_{\mathrm{Z-1}}\rightarrow \mathrm{C}_{\mathrm{Z-3}}\rightarrow \mathrm{D}_{\mathrm{Z-2}}\) where \(\mathrm{Z}\) is the atomic number of element \(\mathrm{X}\). The possible decay particles in the sequence are: 
1. \(\beta^{+}, ~\alpha, ~\beta^{-}\) 2. \(\beta^{-}, ~\alpha, ~\beta^{+}\)
3. \(\alpha, ~\beta^{-},~\beta^{+}\) 4. \(\alpha, ~\beta^{+},~\beta^{-}\)
Subtopic:  Types of Decay |
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If a \({}_{a}^{b}\mathrm{X}\) species emits firstly a positron, then two \(\alpha\) and two \(\beta\) and at last one \(\alpha\) is also emitted and finally convert into stable \({}_{d}^{c}\mathrm{Y}\) species, so the correct relation will be:
1. \(c = b-12, d = a-5\)
2. \(a = c-8, d = b-1\)
3. \(a = c-6, d = b-0\)
4. \(a = c-4, a = b-2\)

Subtopic:  Types of Decay |
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A nuclear reaction is given by;
\({}_{Z}^{A}\mathrm{X}\rightarrow {}_{Z+1}^{A}\mathrm{Y}+{}_{-1}^{0}\mathrm{e}+\nu\)
represents:
1. \(\beta\text-\)decay
2. \(\gamma\text-\)decay
3. fusion
4. fission
Subtopic:  Types of Decay |
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The mass number of a nucleus is:

1. always less than its atomic number.
2. always more than its atomic number.
3. sometimes equal to its atomic number.
4. sometimes less than and sometimes more than its atomic number.
Subtopic:  Nuclear Binding Energy |
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The mass of a proton is \(1.0073\) u and that of a neutron is \(1.0087\) u (u = atomic mass unit). The binding energy of \({}_{2}^{4}\mathrm{He}\) is: (Given: helium nucleus mass ≈ \(4.0015\) u)
1. \(0.0305\) J 2. \(0.0305\) erg
3. \(28.4\) MeV 4. \(0.061\) u
Subtopic:  Nuclear Binding Energy |
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Which of the following rays are not electromagnetic waves?
1. \({X}\text-\)rays
2. \(\gamma\text-\)rays
3. \(\beta\text-\)rays
4. Heat rays
Subtopic:  Types of Decay |
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The volume occupied by an atom is greater than the volume of the nucleus by a factor of about:
1. \(10\)
2. \(10^5\)
3. \(10^{10}\)
4. \(10^{15}\)

Subtopic:  Mass-Energy Equivalent |
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Solar energy is mainly caused due to:
1. burning of hydrogen in the oxygen
2. fission of uranium present in the sun
3. fusion of protons during synthesis of heavier elements
4. gravitational contraction
Subtopic:  Nuclear Energy |
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The energy released in nuclear fission is due to:
1. some mass is converted into energy
2. the total binding energy of fragments is more than the B.E of the parental element
3. total B.E of fragments is less than the B.E of  parental element
4. total B.E of fragments is equal to the B.E of parental element
Subtopic:  Nuclear Energy |
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