Question: Radioactive cobalt 60 is used to study defects in vitamin B12

Radioactive cobalt-60 is used to study defects in vitamin B12 absorption because cobalt is the metallic atom at the center of the vitamin B12 molecule. The nuclear synthesis of this cobalt isotope involves a three-step process. The overall reaction is iron-58 reacting with two neutrons to produce cobalt-60 along with the emission of another particle. iSlttienuclear synthesis?
What is the binding energy in J per nucleon for the cobalt-60 nucleus? What is the de Broglie wavelength of the emitted particle if it has a velocity equal to 0.90c, where c is the speed of light?

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