Problem: Calculate the binding energy per nucleon for each of the following nuclei.(a) 9Be _____ MeV/nucleon(b) 4He _____ MeV/nucleon(c) 59Co _____ MeV/nucleon(d) 238U _____ MeV/nucleon

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(a) 9Be _____ MeV/nucleon

m=(protons+neutrons)-(mass Be)m=[41.007276 amu+51.008664 amu]-9.012182 amum=9.072424 amu-9.012182 amu

Δm = 0.060242 amu

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Calculate the binding energy per nucleon for each of the following nuclei.

(a) 9Be _____ MeV/nucleon

(b) 4He _____ MeV/nucleon

(c) 59Co _____ MeV/nucleon

(d) 238U _____ MeV/nucleon