What is atomic mass?

1 Answer
Jun 3, 2018

The sum of mass of proton,electron and neutron (individual components) of an atom is atomic mass.


Simple the definition lies in the meaning itself. The mass of an atom is refereed as its atomic mass.

Measured in:- amu or atomic mass unit

Commonly the atomic mass is calculated by adding the number of protons and neutrons together whereas electrons are ignored.

Expressed in:- grams or any other units to measure weight.

Standard:- 1/12th of mass of a C-12 isotope.

In case of H, He , LI , Be , B , C , N , O , F , Ne , Na , Mg , Al , Si , P, S , Cl, Ar , K , and Ca except Li , Be, B, F, Na , Al , P, Cl , K and Ar,

atomic mass= double the atomic number

Here are some of the elements and their atomic mass-