Define one atomic mass unit (a.m.u.) .


An atomic unit of mass is defined as accurately 1/12 the mass of a carbon-12 atom. The carbon-12 atom has six neutrons and six protons in its nucleus. The atomic unit mass is symbolized as AMU or amu.

1 AMU = Average of the proton rest mass and the neutron rest mass.

1 AMU = 1.67377 x 10 -27 kilogram or 1.67377 x 10 -24 gram.

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