Difference between revisions of "Unified atomic mass unit"

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== [[Orange Book]] Entry ==
 
== [[Orange Book]] Entry ==
  
This unit  (u) is based on the standard that the mass of 12C is exactly 12 u. The older symbol, [[amu]], using the standard based on the mass of 16O is no longer recommended. In biochemistry the term [[dalton]], symbol [[Da]], is sometimes used but is not here recommended.
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This unit  (u) is based on the standard that the mass of <sup>12</sup>C is exactly 12 u. The older symbol, [[amu]], using the standard based on the mass of <sup>16</sup>O is no longer recommended. In biochemistry the term [[dalton]], symbol [[Da]], is sometimes used but is not here recommended.
 
 
  
 
== [[Gold Book]] Entry ==
 
== [[Gold Book]] Entry ==

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