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An oxygen isotope, 816O{ }_{8}^{16} \mathrm{O}, has a nuclear mass of 15.994915 u. a. What is the mass defect of this isotope? b. What is the binding energy of its nucleus?

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In this problem, we are given an oxygen isotope, 816^{16}_8O and its mass. We want to know the mass defect and the corresponding binding energy of the isotope.

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