Problem: Calculate the binding energy per nucleon for 12C. (Use the table of atomic masses as necessary).  

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Total binding energy of a nucleus:

B={(ZmH+Nmn)-M}c2, where:

Z - atomic number, mH - mass of hydrogen atom, N - number of neutrons, mn - mass of neutron, M - atomic mass, and c - speed of light.

Binding energy per nucleon:

B' = B/A, where A is the atomic number.

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Calculate the binding energy per nucleon for 12C. (Use the table of atomic masses as necessary).