Talk:Atomic weight

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--Ionworker 12:27, 6 Jan 2005 (CST)

The name atomic weight should no longer be used for a mass quantity, because weight is a force, not a mass.


The Gold Book entry for atomic weight just referes back to relative atomic mass. By the way, there is an IUPAC Commission on Atomic Weights and Isotopic Abundances, so the atomic weight terminology is well entrenched (which isn't to say that it shouldn't change).

-- K. Murray 14:52, 6 Jan 2005 (CST)