David Z.

asked • 10/04/14

What is the mathematical relationship between atomic mass units (amu) and grams (g)? 1 gram = ? amu

What is the mathematical relationship between atomic mass units (amu) and grams (g)?
 
1 gram =     ?      amu

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Ann K. answered • 10/04/14

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Joshua S.

"To solve for amu, if you have grams, divide by Avogadro's number."
Just so we clear this up, you did intend to say "multiply," not "divide," correct?  If a gram is Avogadro's number of amu, then if you have 1 gram, you MULTIPLY by Avogadro's number to solve for amu.
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