Definition of atomic weight in English:

atomic weight

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noun

Chemistry
  • another term for relative atomic mass.
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    • In general the molecular weight of a molecule is the sum of the atomic weights of its constituent atoms.
    • Finding that the isotopes of neon have atomic weights that are whole numbers vindicated Prout's hypothesis that hydrogen was the basis for all the elements.
    • The sum of the atomic mass of the protons and neutrons determines the atomic mass or atomic weight of the nucleus.

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