You have 10 protons and 10 neutrons to paly with (mass of oxygen = 15.994915)
a. What is the mass of an oxygen nucleus that you build with equal numbers of protons and neutrons?
b. What is the binding energy of this nucleus?
The Attempt at a Solution
There are 8 protons in an oxygen, so 8 neutrons as well. Thus...
in us its about 16.096u...isn't suppose to be exactly 16, or is it close enough?
E=mc^2- except m is the change in m, so would it be 16.096-15.994915?