Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32162-592-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-32162-592-2

Chapter 30 - Nuclear Physics and Radioactivity - Questions: 5

Answer

Nucleon masses aren’t precisely 1 atomic mass unit. Also, the atomic mass of an element is the average atomic mass of the naturally occurring isotopes.

Work Step by Step

An average between two isotope masses will typically not be close to a whole number.
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