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Masses of Reactants and Products

APPH12-IEXWWV

When a fission reaction occurs, energy is always released in the reaction.

How do the masses of the reactants and products compare for this type of reaction.

A

${ m }_{ reactants }\quad <\quad { m }_{ products }$

B

${ m }_{ reactants }\quad >\quad { m }_{ products }$

C

${ m }_{ reactants }\quad =\quad { m }_{ products }$

D

In some fission reactions, Choice 'A' is correct, and in other fission reactions, Choice 'B' is correct.