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## How do you calculate binding energy per nucleon of Uranium 238?

(Atomic mass of uranium mass = 238.0508 amu; mass of hydrogen atom is MH = 1.0078 amu Mass of neutron mn = 1.0087 amu; atomic number of Uranium z = 92; Mass number of uranium A = 238)

## What is the binding energy of Uranium 238?

Binding energy per nucleon

Element | Mass of nucleons (u) | Binding energy per nucleon (MeV) |
---|---|---|

Lead 206 | 207.67109 | 7.88 |

Polonium 210 | 211.70297 | 7.83 |

Uranium 235 | 236.90849 | 7.59 |

Uranium 238 | 239.93448 | 7.57 |

## How do you calculate Uranium binding energy?

Calculate the binding energy of uranium-235 (92U235), if its atomic mass is 235.043943 a.m.u. (92) (1.007825 a.m.u.) + (143) (1.008665 a.m.u.) = 236.958995 a.m.u. The binding energy per nucleon is therefore 1782.9/235 = **7.59 MeV/nucleon**. This number is also shown in Figure 12-4.

## How do you calculate binding energy?

Once mass defect is known, nuclear binding energy can be calculated by **converting that mass to energy by using E=mc ^{2}**. Mass must be in units of kg. Once this energy, which is a quantity of joules for one nucleus, is known, it can be scaled into per-nucleon and per-mole quantities.

## How much energy does uranium-235 release?

The total binding energy released in fission of an atomic nucleus varies with the precise break up, but averages **about 200 MeV*** for U-235 or 3.2 x 10^{–}^{11} joule.

## What is binding energy curve?

The curve of binding energy is **a graph that plots the binding energy per nucleon against atomic mass**. This curve has its main peak at iron and nickel and then slowly decreases again, and also a narrow isolated peak at helium, which as noted is very stable.

## Where is uranium-235 found?

Where does it come from? U-235 and U-238 occur **naturally in nearly all rock, soil, and water**. U-238 is the most abundant form in the environment. U-235 can be concentrated in a process called “enrichment,” making it suitable for use in nuclear reactors or weapons.

## What is binding energy simple?

Binding energy, **amount of energy required to separate a particle from a system of particles or to disperse all the particles of the system**. Binding energy is especially applicable to subatomic particles in atomic nuclei, to electrons bound to nuclei in atoms, and to atoms and ions bound together in crystals.

## What is the relationship between AMU and energy?

Since **1 amu is equivalent to 931.5 MeV of energy**, the BE can be calculated using Equation 8.6.