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Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics
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Short Answer

Calculate (in ) the total binding energy and the binding energy per nucleon for and for .

For atom, Binding energy =

Binding energy per nucleon =

For atom, Binding energy =

Binding energy per nucleon =

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Step by Step Solution

 Step1: Given information.

We have been given that,

,

We need to find the binding energy and binding energy per nucleon for both atoms.

 Step2: Calculation for binding energy and binding energy per nucleon of 

Binding energy is given by,

Where,

= atomic number ,= number of neutrons ,mass of atom,

=mass of neutron , =mass of element.

For atom,

Binding energy per nucleon =

Therefore,

For ,

Binding energy per nucleon =

=

Step3: Calculation for binding energy and binding energy per nucleon of .

Binding energy is given by,

For ,

Now,

Binding energy per nucleon is =

=

=

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