Problem: Calculate the mass defect and nuclear binding energy per nucleon of the each of the nuclides indicated below.Ni-58 (atomic mass = 57.935346  amu)

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We are asked to calculate the mass defect and nuclear binding energy in mega electronvolts (MeV) per nucleon for 58Ni which has an atomic mass of 57.935346 amu


To calculate for the nuclear binding energy:

Step 1: Determine the number of protons and neutrons

Step 2: Determine the total mass of protons and neutrons

Step 3: Calculate the mass defect (∆m)

Step 4: Determine nuclear binding energy per nucleon


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Calculate the mass defect and nuclear binding energy per nucleon of the each of the nuclides indicated below.

Ni-58 (atomic mass = 57.935346  amu)

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