#### If   is the mass of an oxygen isotope are the masses of a proton and a neutron respectively, the nuclear binding energy of the isotope is Option 1) Option 2) Option 3) Option 4)

As we learnt in

Binding energy -

amount of energy released when nucleons  come together to form a nuclei.

= mass of nuclei formed

- wherein

Binding energy

[But the option given is negative of this].

Correct option is 3.

Option 1)

This is an incorrect option.

Option 2)

This is an incorrect option.

Option 3)

This is the correct option.

Option 4)

This is an incorrect option.