The unit in which atomic and nuclear masses are measured is called atomic mass unit (amu).
One amu is defined as 1/12th of the mass of an atom of isotope.
i.e., 1 amu =
Atomic masses can be measured using a mass spectrometer.
- The different types of atoms of the same element which exhibit similar chemical properties, but have different masses are called isotopes.
- Isotopes are the atoms of an elements whose nuclei have the…
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