ch42-p017 - 17. The binding energy is given by Ebe = ZmH +...

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E ben = E / A = (1808 MeV)/239 = 7.56 MeV. 17. The binding energy is given by EZ mA Z m M c Hn be Pu = + a f 2 , where Z is the atomic number (number of protons), A is the mass number (number of nucleons), m H is the mass of a hydrogen atom, m n is the mass of a neutron, and M Pu is the mass of a 94 239 Pu atom. In principle, nuclear masses should be used, but the mass of the Z electrons included in ZM H is canceled by the mass of the
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