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Which of the following the wrong description of the binding energy of the nucleus?
A. It is the energy required to break a nucleus into its constituent nucleons.

B. It is the energy made available when free nucleons combine to form a nucleus

C. It is the sum of the rest mass energies of its nucleons minus the rest mass energy of the nucleus.

D. It is the sum of kinetic energies of all the nucleons in the nucleus.

Answer :

The correct answer is (d). All the other options are correct about binding energy per nucleon.


This is because inside the nucleus, the nucleons are in rest. So, there is no question of kinetic energy for those particles at rest.

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The binding energy of a H-atom, considering an electron moving around a fixed nuclei (proton), is . (m = electron mass). If one decides to work in a frame of reference where the electron is at rest, the proton would be moving around it. By similar arguments, the binding energy would be

(M = proton mass)


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