Problem: Calculate the mass defect and nuclear binding energy per nucleon for each of the nuclides indicated below.a. Li–7 (atomic mass = 7.016003 amu)

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a. Li–7 (atomic mass = 7.016003 amu)

Atomic number→ 3 → 3 protons

Mass number → 7 

Neutrons → 7-3 = 4


Mass values needed: 

Proton = 1.007277 amu

electron = 0.000548597 amu

neutron = 1.008665 amu

Lithium = 7.016003 amu


Calculate mass defect: 


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Calculate the mass defect and nuclear binding energy per nucleon for each of the nuclides indicated below.
a. Li–7 (atomic mass = 7.016003 amu)

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