Problem: Calculate the nuclear binding energy for 5525Mn in megaelectronvolts per nucleon (MeV/nucleon).

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We’re being asked to calculate the nuclear binding energy for 5525Mn in megaelectronvolts per nucleon (MeV/nucleon).


To calculate the binding energy we will follow these steps:

Step 1: Calculate the mass defect (Δm).
Step 2: Calculate the mass defect (Δm) in kg.
Step 3: Calculate the nuclear binding energy (E).


Step 1: Calculate the mass defect (Δm).

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Calculate the nuclear binding energy for 5525Mn in megaelectronvolts per nucleon (MeV/nucleon).

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