Problem: Suppose that atomic masses were based on the assignment of a mass of 12.000 g to 1 mol of carbon, rather than 1 mol of 12C.Find the atomic mass of oxygen.

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We have to determine the atomic mass of oxygen assuming that 12.000 g is the mass of 1 mol of carbon rather than 1 mol of carbon-12 (12C).


We have the following information from the periodic table:

The molar mass of carbon based on its average atomic mass is 12.0107 g/mol.

The molar mass of oxygen based on its average atomic mass is 15.9994 g/mol.

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Suppose that atomic masses were based on the assignment of a mass of 12.000 g to 1 mol of carbon, rather than 1 mol of 12C.

Find the atomic mass of oxygen.

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