. Discuss Relative stability of isotopes and binding energy of Nuclear Stability
Value of binding energy predicts the relative stability of the different isotopes of an element. If the value of binding energy is negative, the product nucleus or nucleus will be less stable than the reactant nucleus or nuclei but if the binding energy is positive the product nucleus is more stable than the reactant nucleus. Thus the relative stability of the different isotopes of an element can be predicted by the values of binding energy for each successive addition of one neutron to the nucleus.