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1 mol of 12C atoms has a mass of 12.00⋅g precisely.

## What is mass of one mole of carbon?

Example: Carbon (atomic mass = 12.01) – 1 mole of Carbon weighs 12.01 grams. This means that 6.022×10^{23} carbon atoms (or molecules) weights 12.01 grams.

## What is the total mass of carbon-12?

Atomic mass is based on a relative scale and the mass of 12C (carbon twelve) is defined as 12 amu; so, this is an exact number.

## Why is the mole based on carbon-12?

Carbon-12 is the basis for the mole because the atomic mass of 12 grams of Carbon-12 is exactly the Avogadro’s number which defines a mole.

## Why is carbon-12 the standard?

Since carbon forms millions of compounds, carbon is a good starting point. Molar mass divided by Avagadro’s number is atomic mass, especially if you are dealing with single isotopes. Again, carbon 12 is stable and easily available, so is used as a standard.

## What is the mass of six moles of carbon-12?

It means that NA (Avogadro’s number =6.022×1023) 12C atoms have a mass of 12.0⋅g . You have specified 6.0⋅g . Thus 6.0⋅g12.0⋅g⋅mol−1 = 0.50⋅mol .

## How do you find the atomic mass of carbon-12?

The atomic weight of any atom can be found by multiplying the abundance of an isotope of an element by the atomic mass of the element and then adding the results together. This equation can be used with elements with two or more isotopes: Carbon-12: 0.9889 x 12.0000 = 11.8668.

## What is the mass of carbon-12 in grams?

1.992×10−23 gm.

## How many moles are in carbon?

The value of the mole is equal to the number of atoms in exactly 12 grams of pure carbon-12. 12.00 g C-12 = 1 mol C-12 atoms = 6.022 × 1023 atoms • The number of particles in 1 mole is called Avogadro’s Number (6.0221421 x 1023).

## How many atoms are there in 12g of carbon?

6.022×1023 atoms are there in 12 grams of carbon.

## What is 1/12 the mass of carbon-12 atom?

An atomic mass unit (symbolized AMU or amu) is defined as precisely 1/12 the mass of an atom of carbon-12. The carbon-12 (C-12) atom has six protons and six neutrons in its nucleus. In imprecise terms, one AMU is the average of the proton rest mass and the neutron rest mass.

## What is the mass of carbon?

The carbon-12 atom has six protons and six neutrons in its nucleus for a mass number of 12. Since the nucleus accounts for nearly all of the mass of the atom, a single proton or single neutron has a mass of approximately 1 amu.