Atomic Mass Of Cl

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The atomic mass of an element is the average mass of the atoms of an element measured in atomic mass unit (amu, also known as daltons, D). The atomic mass is a weighted average of all of the isotopes of that element, in which the mass of each isotope is multiplied by the abundance of that particular isotope. (Atomic mass is also referred to as atomic weight, but the term 'mass' is more accurate.)

For instance, it can be determined experimentally that neon consists of three isotopes: neon-20 (with 10 protons and 10 neutrons in its nucleus) with a mass of 19.992 amu and an abundance of 90.48%, neon-21 (with 10 protons and 11 neutrons) with a mass of 20.994 amu and an abundance of 0.27%, and neon-22 (with 10 protons and 12 neutrons) with a mass of 21.991 amu and an abundance of 9.25%. The average atomic mass of neon is thus:

0.9048×19.992 amu=18.09 amu
0.0027×20.994 amu= 0.057 amu
0.0925×21.991 amu= 2.03 amu
20.18 amu

The atomic mass is useful in chemistry when it is paired with the mole concept: the atomic mass of an element, measured in amu, is the same as the mass in grams of one mole of an element. Thus, since the atomic mass of iron is 55.847 amu, one mole of iron atoms would weigh 55.847 grams. The same concept can be extended to ionic compounds and molecules. One formula unit of sodium chloride (NaCl) would weigh 58.44 amu (22.98977 amu for Na + 35.453 amu for Cl), so a mole of sodium chloride would weigh 58.44 grams. One molecule of water (H2O) would weigh 18.02 amu (2×1.00797 amu for H + 15.9994 amu for O), and a mole of water molecules would weigh 18.02 grams.

Would the atomic mass of Cl(35.453) round to the whole number 35 or 36? Does it really matter which one you choose? Name: Chlorine Symbol: Cl Atomic Number: 17 Atomic Mass: 35.4527 amu Melting Point:-100.98 °C (172.17 K, -149.764 °F) Boiling Point:-34.6 °C (238.55 K, -30.279997 °F) Number of Protons/Electrons: 17 Number of Neutrons: 18 Classification: Halogen Crystal Structure: Orthorhombic Density @ 293 K: 3.214 g/cm 3 Color: green Atomic Structure.

The original periodic table of the elements published by Dimitri Mendeleev in 1869 arranged the elements that were known at the time in order of increasing atomic weight, since this was prior to the discovery of the nucleus and the interior structure of the atom. The modern periodic table is arranged in order of increasing atomic number instead.

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Molar mass of Cl is 35.4530 g/mol
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Elemental composition of Cl
ElementSymbolAtomic weightAtomsMass percent

Mass percent compositionAtomic percent composition

Sample reactions for Cl
EquationReaction type
Na + Cl = NaClsynthesis
H + Cl = HClsynthesis
Fe + Cl = FeCl3synthesis
K + Cl = KClsynthesis
KI + Cl = KCl + Isingle replacement

Formula in Hill system is Cl

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Definitions of molecular mass, molecular weight, molar mass and molar weight

  • Molecular mass (molecular weight) is the mass of one molecule of a substance and is expressed in the unified atomic mass units (u). (1 u is equal to 1/12 the mass of one atom of carbon-12)
  • Molar mass (molar weight) is the mass of one mole of a substance and is expressed in g/mol.
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