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As the Mass Number a Increases, the Binding Energy per Nucleon in a Nucleus - Physics

ConceptMass-energy and Nuclear Binding Energy Mass - Energy

Question

As the mass number A increases, the binding energy per nucleon in a nucleus

• increases

• decreases

• remains the same

• varies in a way that depends on the actual value of A.

Solution

varies in a way that depends on the actual value of A

Binding energy per nucleon in a nucleus first increases with increasing mass number (A) and reaches a maximum of 8.7 MeV for A (50−80). Then, again it slowly starts decreasing with the increase in A and drops to the value of 7.5 MeV.

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HC Verma Solution for Concepts of Physics - Vol. 2 (2018 to Current)
Chapter 24: The Nucleus
MCQ | Q: 9 | Page no. 441
Solution As the Mass Number a Increases, the Binding Energy per Nucleon in a Nucleus Concept: Mass-energy and Nuclear Binding Energy - Mass - Energy.
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