24. The binding energy is given by ( )2beAmHnEZmAZmMc∆=+−−⎡⎤⎣⎦, where Zis the atomic number (number of protons), Ais the mass number (number of nucleons), mHis the mass of a hydrogen atom, mnis the mass of a neutron, and AmMis the mass of a 24495Am atom. In principle, nuclear masses should be used, but the mass of the Zelectrons included in ZMHis canceled by the mass of the Zelectrons included in AmM, so the result is the same. First, we calculate the mass difference in atomic mass
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