# What do you mean by amu?

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## What do you mean by amu?

Definition of atomic mass unit

: a unit of mass for expressing masses of atoms, molecules, or nuclear particles equal to ¹/₁₂ the mass of a single atom of the most abundant carbon isotope C. — called also dalton.

## What is an amu in chemistry?

Atomic weight is measured in atomic mass units (amu), also called daltons. See below for a list of chemical elements and their atomic weights. In atom: Atomic mass and isotopes. … measured in terms of the atomic mass unit, which is defined to be / of the mass of an atom of carbon-12, or 1.660538921 × 10 gram.

## What is 1 amu or 1 U?

One atomic mass unit (1u) is a mass unit equal to exactly one-twelfth (1/12th) the mass of one atom of carbon-12 isotope.

## How do you calculate amu?

For any given isotope, the sum of the numbers of protons and neutrons in the nucleus is called the mass number. This is because each proton and each neutron weigh one atomic mass unit (amu). By adding together the number of protons and neutrons and multiplying by 1 amu, you can calculate the mass of the atom.

## What is the amu of a electron?

The mass of an electron is 0.000549 u. In kilograms, this mass is 9.1094 × 10. Since the neutral carbon atom has 6 electrons, the approximate mass of the nucleus is 1.992 648 × 10 −6 × (9.1094 × 10) = 1.992 101 × 10 kg.

## How do you find amu of isotopes?

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## What is the abundance of chlorine 35?

75%

The abundance of chlorine-35 is 75% and the abundance of chlorine-37 is 25%. In other words, in every 100 chlorine atoms, 75 atoms have a mass number of 35, and 25 atoms have a mass number of 37.