How does the binding energy per nucleon vary with the increase in the number of nucleons?

  • Option 1)

    Increase continuously with mass number

  • Option 2)

    Decreases continuously with mass number

  • Option 3)

    First decreases and then Increase with Increase in mass number.

  • Option 4)

    First Increase and then decreases with increase in mass number

 

Answers (1)

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Binding energy per nucleon -

 

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This graph shows the stability of nuclei many nuclear phenomena can be explained by this graph

 

 Binding energy per nucleon first increases and becomes maximum for Fe and then decreases for higher mass number nuclei.


Option 1)

Increase continuously with mass number

Incorrect

Option 2)

Decreases continuously with mass number

Incorrect

Option 3)

First decreases and then Increase with Increase in mass number.

Incorrect

Option 4)

First Increase and then decreases with increase in mass number

Correct

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