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    1) When Zn-63 (nuclear mass= 62.91674 amu) is bombarded with neutrons, Cu-63 (nuclear mass = 62.91367) and a proton are produced. what is ∆E for this bombardment?

    2) What is the mass defect and what is the binding energy for Cu-63?

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    Solution Summary

    Given is a step-by-step solution on: 1) how to find the change in energy of a nuclear reaction and 2) how to calculate mass defect and binding energy.