atomic mass unit | |
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amu, unified atomic mass unit, Also called: dalton a unit of mass used to express atomic and molecular weights that is equal to one twelfth of the mass of an atom of carbon-12. It is equivalent to 1.66 × 10^{--27} kg |
atomic mass unit n.
Abbr. amu
A unit of mass equal to ^{1}/_{12} the mass of an atom of carbon 12, which is assigned a mass of 12. Also called dalton.
atomic mass unit
A unit of mass equal to ^{1}/_{12} the mass of an atom of the most common isotope of carbon (carbon 12), which is assigned a mass of 12 and has a value of 1.660 × 10^{-24} grams. A hydrogen atom has a mass of 1 atomic mass unit since its mass is ^{1}/_{12} the mass of carbon 12. Also called dalton. |