Complete the following nuclear reactions, assuming that the unknown quantity signified by a question mark is a single entry. Use the following table for your answers: 0 = gamma, 1 = p, 2 = alpha , 3 = n.
Find the binding energy (in MeV) for lithium 3Li8 (atomic mass = 8.022486 u).
Binding energy = (#p)(mass proton) + (#n)(mass neutron) - (mass nuclei*c^2)
The Attempt at a Solution
mass proton = 1.007825
mass neutron = 1.008665
The program I enter my homework answers into doesn't let me have that many decimal places in my answer though (we have to write it out long, it doesnt let us put x10^21), so I was assuming I must've done something wrong.. :-/
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