Why atomic mass is called relative atomic mass?
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People also ask, why atomic mass is also called relative atomic mass?
Atomic mass is also called Relative Atomic Mass as it is calculated as the no. of times an atom of an element is heavier than 1/12 th the mass of an Carbon atom ( C-12 isotope ) .
Also, which is the atomic mass? The atomic mass of an element is the average mass of the atoms of an element measured in atomic mass unit (amu, also known as daltons, D). The atomic mass is a weighted average of all of the isotopes of that element, in which the mass of each isotope is multiplied by the abundance of that particular isotope.
People also ask, is atomic mass the same as relative atomic mass?
Relative atomic mass is the ratio of the average mass of one atom of an element to one twelfth of the mass of an atom of carbon-12. Atomic mass is just the mass of atoms in an element BUT they are not necessarily the same mass so we get Chlorine as 35.453 u ± 0.002 u!
What is the difference between relative atomic mass and average atomic mass?
Relative and average atomic mass both describe properties of an element related to its different isotopes. However, relative atomic mass is a standardized number that's assumed to be correct under most circumstances, while average atomic mass is only true for a specific sample.