what information is provided by the atomic mass?

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asked by bre
  1. The atomic mass minus the atomic number = the number of neutrons.
    Let's take Sodium

    Mass - number = number of neutrons
    23 - 11 = 12
    The atomic mass is also used in mole calculation of substances.

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    posted by ~Proch~
  2. I'm not sure I buy the explanation by Proch. Proch's explanation correct for "mass number" but not atomic mass. The atomic mass is the weighted average of the masses of all of the isotopes of an element.

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    posted by DrBob222
  3. True.
    Sorry I'm french, so I kinda did a translation from all I learned in french. I mixed up mass number and atomic mass.

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    posted by ~Proch~

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