ch42-p024 - 24. The binding energy is given by Ebe = ZmH +...

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24. The binding energy is given by ( ) 2 be Am Hn EZ mA Z m M c ∆= +− , 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 Am M is the mass of a 244 95 Am 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 Z electrons included in Am M , so the result is the same. First, we calculate the mass difference in atomic mass
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