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Thu February 17, 2011 By: Anjali Singh

MAM HELLO! MY NAME IS ANJALI & I WANT TO KNOW THAT WHAT IS THE REASON BEHIND TAKING HYDROGEN(H) AS 1 a.m.u. ?

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Fri February 18, 2011
Dear Student
This is because the mass one hydrogen atom is 1.67 x 10-24 g
 1 amu  = 1.66 x 10-24 g
Mass of hydrogen atom in terms of amu = (1.67 x 10-24 g) / (1.66 x 10-24 g) = 1.0080 amu
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