Is the binding energy the same energy as the strong nuclear force?

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Is the binding energy the same energy as the strong nuclear force?
 

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Binding energy is a concept, which can be caused by many kinds of forces.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binding_energy

e.g. the gravitational force between two bodies can result in a binding energy of those two bodies form a bound state.

And same in atoms, the electromagnetic force between protons and electrons will give rise to a binding energy.

The binding energy is related to the potential, and the force is the gradient of that potential.

You are probably asking this since I said that Iron has the largest binding energy per nucleon right?
 
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Yeah, I was curious. Thanks for answering though.
 

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