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anonymous
 one year ago
The atomic mass unit is designed with carbon12 in mind. We discussed in class how the
mass of a carbon12 atom is defined as exactly 12 amu. We also discussed how this helps us
determine Avogadro’s number. We can see therefore that Avogadro’s number is not
fundamental but is instead a construction which has been installed for convenience. Imagine
devising a new atomic mass unit (namu) which would define the mass of an oxygen16 atom as
exactly 16 “namu” What would Avogadro’s number be based on this system? (The mass of an
oxygen16 atom is 2.6560×1023 g.)
anonymous
 one year ago
The atomic mass unit is designed with carbon12 in mind. We discussed in class how the mass of a carbon12 atom is defined as exactly 12 amu. We also discussed how this helps us determine Avogadro’s number. We can see therefore that Avogadro’s number is not fundamental but is instead a construction which has been installed for convenience. Imagine devising a new atomic mass unit (namu) which would define the mass of an oxygen16 atom as exactly 16 “namu” What would Avogadro’s number be based on this system? (The mass of an oxygen16 atom is 2.6560×1023 g.)

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anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So, I understand how Avogadro's number is derived, do I use the same process to find it for Oxygen16?
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