Problem: An atom of 28Na has a mass of 27.97878 amu. Calculate the binding energy per MOLE in kJ.Use the values:mass of 1H atom = 1.007825 amumass of a neutron = 1.008665 amuc = 2.99792 x 108 m/sa. 6.481x1011 kJ/molb. 2.288x1011 kJ/molc. 3.725x109 kJ/mold. 5.052x109 kJ/mole. 9.532x107 kJ/mol

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We are asked to calculate the nuclear binding energy in kJ/mol for 28Na which has an atomic mass of 27.97878


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 in kJ/mol


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An atom of 28Na has a mass of 27.97878 amu. Calculate the binding energy per MOLE in kJ.

Use the values:

mass of 1H atom = 1.007825 amu

mass of a neutron = 1.008665 amu

c = 2.99792 x 108 m/s

a. 6.481x1011 kJ/mol

b. 2.288x1011 kJ/mol

c. 3.725x109 kJ/mol

d. 5.052x10kJ/mol

e. 9.532x10kJ/mol

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