gram-atomic weight


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gram-atomic weight

gram-atomic weight, amount of an atomic substance whose weight, in grams, is numerically equal to the atomic weight of that substance. For example, 1 gram-atomic weight of atomic oxygen, O (atomic weight approximately 16), is 16 grams. See gram-molecular weight.
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gram-atomic weight

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(chemistry)
The atomic weight of an element expressed in grams, that is, the atomic weight on a scale on which the atomic weight of carbon-12 isotope is taken as 12 exactly.
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