Binding Energy Definition

Binding Energy Definition: The energy required to either separate an electron from an atom or to separate the protons and neutrons of an atomic nucleus.

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Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Binding Energy Definition." ThoughtCo, Jun. 23, 2014, thoughtco.com/definition-of-binding-energy-604386. Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. (2014, June 23). Binding Energy Definition. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-binding-energy-604386 Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Binding Energy Definition." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-binding-energy-604386 (accessed October 20, 2017).