Problem: Calculate the average binding energy per nucleon of 56:26 Fe expressed in MeV/nucleon.

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Binding energy:

EB=mc2

The mass defect Δm:

m=[Zmp+(A-Z)mn]-[M]

For iron 56:

Δm = (26)(1.00783u) + (56 - 26)(1.00867u) - 55.93493u = 0.52875u

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Calculate the average binding energy per nucleon of 56:26 Fe expressed in MeV/nucleon.

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