Asked Apr 30, 2019

Calculate the average binding energy per nucleon for carbon, 12C12C (atomic mass = 12 u)


Expert Answer

Step 1

Given:   carbon-12

Find: The average binding energy per nucleon.

Step 2

12C contains 6 protons and 6 neutrons.

Thus, mass difference will be: 

Step 3

We know that, 1 u = 931.5 Mev/c2



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