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    • the total amount in which the mass of…
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mass defect definition

  • noun:
    • the total amount in which the mass of an atomic nucleus is lower than the sum the public of the constituent particles. Also known as mass deficiency.
    • the essential difference between the mass of an atom additionally the sum of the public of their individual elements inside free state; comparable to the binding energy
    • extent by which the mass of an atomic nucleus is lower than the sum of the public of its constituent particles
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