amu and grams

Asked by amit10 | 17th May, 2010, 02:38: PM

Expert Answer:

An atomic mass unit (amu) is the smallest unit of mass in chemistry. It expresses the mass of atomic and subatomic particles, and is equal to exactly 1/12th the mass of a carbon-12 atom. Amu can also be identified as the unified atomic mass unit (u).

Grams are part of the metric system.

The formula for converting amu into grams is: 1 atomic mass unit = 1.66053886 x 1024 grams.

Answered by  | 18th May, 2010, 12:44: PM

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