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1. Carbon 12 ([tex]^{12}_{6}[/tex]C) has a nuclear mass of 1.99264 x 10^{-26}kg, a proton has a mass of 1.67353 x 10^{-27}, and a neutron has a mass of 1.67492 x 10^{-27}kg. Calculate the mass defect for carbon 12.

My equation looks like this:

[tex]\Delta[/tex]m = [Z(m_{p}+m_{e}) + (A-Z)m_{n}]-m_{atom}

Where:

[tex]\Delta[/tex]m = ?

m_{p}= 1.67353 x 10^{-27}kg

m_{n}= 1.67353 x 10^{-27}kg

m_{e}=

m_{atom}= 1.99264 x 10^{-26}

Z = 6

A = 12

What I'm not sure is what m_{e}is. Could anybody help me?

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