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nucleon

protons and neutrons together

2

rest energy

intrinsic amount of energy that is associated with mass

3

strong force

overcomes repulsive coulomb forces b/w protons in nucleus and hold it together: 10^38 times stronger than gravity, only effective over very short distances

4

valley of stability

<83 : more neutrons are needed to be added to stabilize, but they don't fit

5

binding energy

difference in energy between bound by leans and unbound protons and neutrons

6

alpha decay

results in a He2 mass 4, and then another element you get from subtraction

7

beta decay

results in an electron and another element