# Problem: The nuclear mass of 48Ti is 47.9359 amu. Calculate the binding energy per nucleon for 48Ti.

###### FREE Expert Solution

Step 1: Calculate the mass defect (Δm).

Given:

mass 48Ti = 47.9359 amu

atomic # Ti = # of protons = 22

mass # = 48

# of neutrons = 48 - 22

# of neutrons = 26

mass of proton = 1.007276 amu
mass neutron = 1.008665 amu

$\mathbf{∆}\mathbf{m}\mathbf{=}\mathbf{\left(}\mathbf{neutrons}\mathbf{+}\mathbf{protons}\mathbf{\right)}\mathbf{-}\mathbf{Ti}$

Δm = 0.449462 amu

Step 2: Calculate the mass defect (Δm) in kg.

1 amu = 1.6606x10-27 kg

###### Problem Details

The nuclear mass of 48Ti is 47.9359 amu. Calculate the binding energy per nucleon for 48Ti.