Lesson: Nuclear Binding Energy and Nuclear Reactions
In this lesson, we will learn how to relate the mass of a nucleus to the masses of its constituent particles and the binding energy of the nucleus.
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Worksheet: 25 Questions • 1 Video
Find the energy emitted in the decay of Co-60, given that the atomic mass of Co-60 is 59.933819 u and that of Ni-60 is 59.930788 u. Give your answer to 4 significant figures.
Calculate the mass equivalent in unified atomic mass units of the 13.6 eV binding energy of an electron in a hydrogen atom.
MeV of energy is released in the annihilation of a sphere of matter and a sphere of antimatter of equal mass. What is the mass of each sphere?