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Homework Help: Nuclides question

  1. Nov 2, 2005 #1
    Out of a set of nuclides, is the one with the highest or lowest binding energy the most stable?
     
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  3. Nov 2, 2005 #2

    Moonbear

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    What do you think and why? We can only help if you show your work first.
     
  4. Nov 3, 2005 #3
    This isn't the actual homework question, I just need to be sure in order to do a more complicated problem. My guess is that the more stable nuclides would have a higher binding energy, so that they give off more energy when coming together, hence having the lowest possible energy when the dust settles. But then, I might have completely missed the mark.
     
  5. Nov 3, 2005 #4

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