Enter the change in mass into the calculator to determine the binding energy of a nucleus.
Binding Energy Formula
The following formula is used to calculate a binding energy.
E = ^M*c2
- Where E is the binding energy
- ^M is the change in mass of the reaction
- c is the speed of light (299,792,458 m/s)
Binding Energy Definition
A binding energy is defined as the energy required to combine two atoms into a single atom.
Binding Energy Example
How to calculate a binding energy?
- First, determine the mass defect.
Calculate the change in mass of the process. For this example, we will say the change in mass is 3.3435*10^-27 kg
- Next, determine the speed of light.
We know this value to be 299,792,458 m/s.
- Finally, calculate the binding energy.
Using the formula we find the biding energy to be 3.0048e^-10.
A binding energy is a term used in physics to describe the required energy to combine atoms into a new nuclei during nuclear fusion.
A mass defect is a measure of the mass lost during the combination of nuclei in nuclear fusion. This mass defect is also considered the change in mass.