[Answer] A student writes the following statements about the relationship between mass defect and nuclear binding energy.1. When an isotope’s protons and neutrons come together to form a nuclide a small amount of mass is converted to energy.2. An equivalent amount of energy must be added to the nuclide to split apart its protons and neutrons.3. Statement 1 describes the isotope’s nuclear binding energy and statement 2 describes the isotope’s mass defect.Which statement is correct?

Answer: 1 and 2 only
A student writes the following statements about the relationship between mass defect and nuclear binding energy.1. When an isotope’s protons and neutrons come together to form a nuclide a small amount of mass is converted to energy.2. An equ…

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