The isotope 62(over)28Ni has the largest binding…


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The isotope 62(over)28Ni has the largest binding energy per nucleon of any isotope. Calculate this value from the atomic mass of nickel-62 (61.928345 amu). Express your answer using six significant figures in J/Nucleon Here’s what I got so far: Ni-62. has 28p and 34n the mass of 1 proton = 1.00727647 amu the mass of 1 neutron = 1.00866492 amu so..for 1 nucleus… Δmass = 28×1.00727647amu + 34×1.00866492amu – 61.928345amu = 0.5700034 amu.. (with an extra sig fig) converting…via E = mc² E / nucleon = (0.5700034amu / nucleus) x (1.6605389×10^-27kg / 1amu) x (2.997924×10^8 m/s)² x (1 nucleus / 62 nucleons) = 1.37207×10^-12 J / nucleon BUT it was WRONG??

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