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What is Meant by Saying that 'The Atomic Mass of Oxygen is 16' ? - Science

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What is meant by saying that 'the atomic mass of oxygen is 16' ?

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Solution

By saying that the atomic mass of oxygen is 16, we mean that the atom of oxygen is 16 times heavier compared to 1/12th the mass of a carbon-12 atom.

Concept: Atomic Mass
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Lakhmir Singh Class 9 Chemistry - Science Part 2
Chapter 3 Atoms and Molecules
Long Answers | Q 56.3 | Page 130

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