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the energy that holds a nucleus together

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Nuclear binding energy is the minimum energy that would be required to disassemble the nucleus of an atom into its component parts. 

These component parts are neutrons and protons, which are collectively called nucleons

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answered Apr 1 by anonymous
the energy that holds a nucleus together. This is equal to the mass defect of the nucleus.
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