How do you calculate the mass defect and nuclear binding energy per nucleon of each of the nuclides?

Ca-40(atomic mass = 39.96259amu)

V-51 (atomic mass = 50.94396amu)

Ag-107 (atomic mass = 106.905092 amu)

1 Answer
Jun 18, 2017


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The following is a model solution that you can follow for the above problems. While it is nuclear fusion, the procedure is the same for calculation of mass defect and binding energy for the listed isotopes.

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