Which of the following statements describes mass defect?

Which of the following statements describes mass defect?

a. mass defect is the energy that balances the protons and electrons in an atom.

b. mass defect is the energy that binds the protons and electrons together in an atom.

c. mass defect is the energy that binds the protons and neutrons together in the nucleus

d. mass defect is the energy that drives the protons and neutrons apart in the nucleus

1 Answer

  • c. mass defect is the energy that binds the protons and neutrons together in the nucleus

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