Problem: The nuclear mass of 32S is 31.9633 amu. Calculate the binding energy per nucleon for 32S.

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Binding energy:

BE=m·c2

BE=[ZMp+NMn-Matom]c2

(a)

m32S = 31.9633 u

mp = 1.00783 u

mn = 1.00866 u

1 u = 931.49 MeV/c2

Z = 16

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The nuclear mass of 32S is 31.9633 amu. Calculate the binding energy per nucleon for 32S.