Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321809246
ISBN 13: 978-0-32180-924-7

Chapter 2 - Sections 2.1-2.9 - Exercises - Review Questions: 24

Answer

Atomic mass is the average mass in amu of the atoms of a particular element based on the relative abundance of its isotopes. It is also representative of the mass in grams of one mole of that element.

Work Step by Step

It is computed by summing the products of the individual isotopic masses and their corresponding fractional abundances.
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