We are asked to calculate the nuclear binding energy in mega electronvolts (MeV) per nucleon for 172Ta which has an atomic mass of 171.944740
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 per nucleon
An atom of 172Ta has a mass of 171.944740 amu. Calculate the binding energy in MeV per atom. Use the masses:
mass of 1H atom = 1.007825 amu
mass of a neutron = 1.008665 amu
1 amu = 931.5 MeV
Give your answer to 4 significant figures and DO NOT use E notation. No charity points will be awarded.......
a. 7.769 MeV
b. 12.421 MeV
c. 2.366 MeV
d. 1.523 MeV
e. 1.434 MeV
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