Problem: An atom of 49K has a mass of 48.965514 amu. Calculate the binding energy in MeV per NUCLEON. the masses:mass of 1H atom = 1.007825 amumass of a neutron = 1.008665 amu1 amu = 931.5 MeVGive your answer to 4 significant figures and DO NOT use E notation. No charity points will be awarded.a. 930.8 MeVb. 84.23 MeVc. 0.1756 MeVd. 8.424 MeVe. 412.7 MeV

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We’re being asked to calculate the binding energy in MeV per nucleon of an atom of 49K has a mass of 48.965514 amu.


To calculate the binding energy released use the following steps:

Step 1: Calculate the mass of K from its subatomic particles (neutrons and protons).
Step 2: Calculate the mass defect (Δm).
Step 3: Calculate the energy released (E).


Step 1: Calculate the mass of K from its subatomic particles (neutrons and protons) or the theoretical mass.

Given:

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An atom of 49K has a mass of 48.965514 amu. Calculate the binding energy in MeV per NUCLEON. 

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. 930.8 MeV
b. 84.23 MeV
c. 0.1756 MeV
d. 8.424 MeV
e. 412.7 MeV

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