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# The binding energies of a deutron and an α -particle are 1.125, 7.2 MeV/nucleon respectively. Which is more stable of the two?

A
deuteron
B
α-practicle
C
both
D
sometimes deutron and sometimes α -particle
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#### The binding energy is a energy that holds the nucleus together. Thus, more binding energy will give more stable nuclei. Here alpha particle has more binding energy so it will be more stable than deutron.

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