# Problem: The atomic mass of a neutral 178O atom is 16.999132 u. Calculate the binding energy of the 178O nucleus, given the mass of a proton is 1.007276 u, and the mass of a neutron is 1.008665 u. Note that 1 u approximately equal to 9.315x108 eV/c2. Express your result in MeV.

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The atomic mass of a neutral 178O atom is 16.999132 u. Calculate the binding energy of the 178O nucleus, given the mass of a proton is 1.007276 u, and the mass of a neutron is 1.008665 u. Note that 1 u approximately equal to 9.315x108 eV/c2. Express your result in MeV.