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CHEMICAL FORMULAE AND EQUATION

RELATIVE ATOMIC MASS AND RELATIVE MOLECULAR Click to edit Master subtitle style MASS

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RELATIVE ATOMIC MASS

The average mass of one atom of the elements when compared with 1/12 of the mass of an atom of carbon -12

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A mass spectrometer is used to measure the relative atomic mass

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RELATIVE MOLECULAR MASS

The average mass of the molecule when compared with 1/12 of the mass of one atom carbon-12

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EXAMPLE
Symbol of element carbon

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CO 2

Symbol of element oxygen

Shows that there are 2 oxygen atom for every carbon atom

Quick Test

Find the relative molecular mass of the following a) HCl b) CO2 c) Na2CO3 d) Al (NO3)3 e) CuSO4 f) CuSO4.5H2O

Relative atomic mass: Be,9; Cl, 35.5; C,12; Na, 23; O, 2/7/13

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