m12C = 12 u
mp = 1.00783 u
mn = 1.00866 u
1 u = 931.49 MeV/c2
Z = 6
N = 6
BE12C = [6(1.00783 u) + 6(.00866 u) - 12 u]c2 =0.09894 u•c2 (931.49 (MeV/c2)/1 u) = 92.162 MeV
A. Calculate (in MeV) the binding energy per nucleon for 12C.
B. Calculate (in MeV) the binding energy per nucleon for 13C.
C. Which is more tightly bound?
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