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Homework Help: Binding Energy of a Neutron

  1. Jul 30, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Calculate the binding energy of a neutron in 13-C.


    2. Relevant equations
    mass defect= (Z*mp) + (N*mn) - (mc13)
    B = mass defect * conversion factor
    B/(Z+N) = Binding Energy per Neutron

    I wasn't given any values for the numbers, so I wiki'd them.


    3. The attempt at a solution

    B= 6(1.0078) + 7(1.0087) - 13.0033 = .1044
    B= .1044 * (931.49) = 97.2 MeV
    B/13 = 7.49 MeV

    thats wrong, and so is B/7=13.89 MeV
     
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  3. Jul 30, 2008 #2
    Anyone?
     
  4. Jul 30, 2008 #3
    What do you mean by13-C?
     
  5. Jul 30, 2008 #4
    Carbon 13
     
  6. Jul 30, 2008 #5
    nevermind, i figured it out by myself
     
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