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Homework Help: Required Energy

  1. Mar 2, 2006 #1
    Hi can any body help me on this I really need it.

    The nuclide Sn has a filled proton shell, 50 being on one of the magic nucleon number. Sb has an extra proton outside this shell to make 51. According to the shell model, extra proton should be easier to remove than a proton from the filled shell. Verify this by calculating the required energy in each case.
    Sn mass 121 Atomic Mass (u) 119.902199
    Sb mass 120 Atomic Mass (u) 120.903821

    Mass of hydrogen atom is 1.007825u.
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  3. Mar 2, 2006 #2


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    This is basically a binding energy calculation.

    Correction - Sn mass 120 Atomic Mass (u) 119.902199

    Start by writing the equations which show the reaction.

    ZXA -> 1H1 + Z-1YA-1

    then calculate the binding energy accordingly.

    Useful reference - http://wwwndc.tokai.jaeri.go.jp/CN04/CN012.html [Broken]

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