We are asked to mass defect for 31P which has an atomic mass of 30.973765 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 in kJ/mol
Calculate the mass defect for the formation of phosphorus-31. The mass of a phosphorus-31 nucleus is 30.973765 amu. The masses of a proton and a neutron are 1.00728 and 1.00866 amu, respectively. Enter your answer in amu's with five decimal places and no units.
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