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Flashcards in Atomic Structure - Mass Number & Isotopes Deck (6)
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1
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What is the Mass Number?

A

The total number of protons and neutrons in the nucleus of an atom

2
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What is the Atomic (Proton) Number?

A

The number of protons in the nucleus of an atom

3
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What are Isotopes of an element?

A

Atoms with the same number of protons but different numbers of neutrons

4
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What is Relative Atomic Mass?

A

The average mass of an atom of an element on a scale where an atom of carbon-12 is exactly 12

5
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What is Relative Isotopic Mass?

A

The mass of an atom of an isotope of an element on a scale where an atom of carbon-12 is exactly 12

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What is Relative Formula Mass?

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The average mass of a formula unit on a scale where an atom of carbon-12 is exactly 12