The relative atomic masses of nickel cobalt, iron are 58.70, 58.9332, and 55.847, respectively, which element has the greatest mass? The least mass?

1 Answer
Jan 2, 2018

Cobalt has the greatest mass while iron has the least mass.


Atomic masses are numerically equal to molar masses (mass in 1 mole of an element or molecule).

So, based on the values given, cobalt has the greatest mass since 1 mole of cobalt has 58.9332 grams. On the other hand, iron has the least mass since 1 mole of iron only has 55.847 grams.