Problem: To how many significant figures would you need to express the mass of an oxygen-16 atom in amu to notice the change in mass that occurs when it gains an electron?

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Mass of 16O atom = 2.6560 x 10-23

  • count non-zero digits from left to right including "zero" after decimal point
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To how many significant figures would you need to express the mass of an oxygen-16 atom in amu to notice the change in mass that occurs when it gains an electron?

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