# How do you calculate uranium 238 binding energy?

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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)
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=mc2. 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 1011 joule.

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## 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.