Is the binding energy the same energy as the strong nuclear force?
Binding energy is a concept, which can be caused by many kinds of forces.
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?
Yeah, I was curious. Thanks for answering though.
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