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    Use atomic masses to compute the total binding energy and the binding energy per nucleon for elemental cobalt, which has just one stable isotope, 59 Co.

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    amu= atomic mass unit

    Cobalt 59
    Atomic mass= 58.9332 amu
    Mass number= 59
    Atomic number=no of protons= 27
    No of neutrons= 32 =59-27
    No of electrons=no of protons= 27

    proton mass = 1.00728 amu ...

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    The expert computes the total binding energy and the binding energy per nucleon for elemental cobalt.

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