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Find the binding energy per nucleon of

238

92 U in MeV

2. Relevant equations

ΔM= ideal mass - atomic mass

Ebind= ΔM * 931.5

3. The attempt at a solution

first i found the diference in mass from ideal weight and atomich weight which is 1.98499. then i multiplied it by 931.5 which gives me a total binding energy of 1849.0181 MeV.

Now, i understand that a nulceon is a pair made of a proton and a neutron so i should divide my answer by the number of nucleons in the atom. but there are more neutrons than protons in U so i dont know what should i divide by!!

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

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# Homework Help: Binding enregy per nucleon

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