Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change 7th Edition

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 007351117X
ISBN 13: 978-0-07351-117-7

Chapter 24 - Problems - Page 1096: 24.74


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The binding energy per nucleon is the average amount of energy per each entity part of the nuclide. The binding energies are used to compare the stabilities of different combinations and also provide information on the potential processes a nuclide can undergo to become more stable. The binding energy per nucleon changes. If the binding energy per nucleon is high, the more strongly the nucleons are held together which makes the nucleus stable.
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