# Only about 11% of the initial Hydrogen in the Sun is in the core where it is hot enough to burn....

## Question:

Only about {eq}11\% {/eq} of the initial Hydrogen in the Sun is in the core where it is hot enough to burn. What was the total mass of the initial {eq}\rm H {/eq} in the core of the Sun?

## Mass Of Sun:

The Sun is a huge ball of fire that consists of gases like hydrogen and helium. The nuclear fusion process takes place in the core of the sun at higher temperature and pressure. The energy of the sun is radiated to its different layers and also to the solar system.

## Answer and Explanation: 1

Given:

About 11% of the initial Hydrogen in the core of the sun to burn. so,

Mass of the Sun is {eq}1.98\times 10^{30}\ Kg {/eq}

Generally, there is 75% hydrogen is in the core and 25% helium so,

Mass of the total hydrogen at the core is {eq}m_{h}=\frac{75}{100}\times 1.98\times 10^{30}\ Kg=1.4917\times 10^{30}\ Kg {/eq}

Therefore the total mass of the initial hydrogen is given as,

{eq}m_{hi}=\frac{11}{100}\times 1.4917\times 10^{30}\ Kg=0.16409\times 10^{30}\ Kg {/eq}

Therefore, the initial hydrogen mass in the core of the sun is {eq}0.16409\times 10^{30}\ Kg {/eq}

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