. Binding energy per nucleon vs mass number curve for nuclei is shown in the figure

W, X, Y and Z are four nuclei as indicated on the curve. The process that would release energy is



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Ans: C


Splitting of a heavy nucleus in two middle sized ones, each of new nuclei will have more binding energy per nucleon, then original nucleus. 
Energy will be released when 
W → 2y


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