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A certain endothermic nuclear reaction is forced to take place by colliding a high-energy proton with a nucleus. The products of the reaction have a different total mass than the total mass of the reactants.

Which of the following is the best description of the amount of energy carried away by the products of this reaction?

A

The energy equivalent of the mass difference between reactants and products.

B

The energy equivalent of the mass difference between reactants and products, added to the energy of the incident proton.

C

The energy equivalent of the mass difference between reactants and products, subtracted from the energy of the incident proton.

D

The difference between the binding energies of the reactants and products.

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