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we know that mass of nucleus is less than the sum of masses of protons and nutrons present inside it. talking about nucleus of hydrogen it consist of one proton, then tell me why like other nucleus its mass is not less than mass of one proton

we know that mass of nucleus is less than the sum of masses of protons and nutrons present inside it. talking about nucleus of hydrogen it consist of one proton, then tell me why like other nucleus its mass is not less than mass of one proton

Grade:12th Pass

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Chetan Mandayam Nayakar
312 Points
10 years ago

the mass of the nucleus as a whole is lesser than that of its constituents because mass-energy(a relativistic concept) is needed to break up the nucleus into its constituents, numbering MORE THAN ONE. In the case of hydrogen, there is only one particle.

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