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One atomic mass unit (u) is equivalent to an energy of :
A. 931 eV

B. 9.31 MeV

C. 1 MeV

D. 931 MeV

Answer :

1 a.m.u is defined as 1/12th of the mass of an atom of 6C12 isotope. Hence a change in mass of 1a.m.u (called mass defect) releases an energy equal to 931 MeV.1 amu = 931 MeV is used as a standard conversion.

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