# Using values from this table, how many DNA molecules could be broken by the energy accumulated from the fusion of all the hydrogen in the oceans on Earth?

Mar 21, 2017

${10}^{53}$

#### Explanation:

Fusion of all hydrogen in Earth's oceans, $\text{HE} = {10}^{34} J$

Energy to break one DNA strand, $\text{ED} = {10}^{-} 19 J$

Now ,

Number of DNA molecules that can be broken $= \text{HE"/"ED}$

Inserting given values we get

Number of DNA molecules that can be broken $= {10}^{34} / \left({10}^{-} 19\right)$

$\implies$Number of DNA molecules that can be broken $= {10}^{53}$