How Many Daltons Are in a Gram?


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The number of daltons in a gram can be calculated as 6.022 x 10^23. The dalton is also known as the atomic mass unit and is used to convey the mass of atomic and subatomic particles.

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One dalton is equal to 1/12 the mass of the carbon-12 atom.

The Avogadro number is the equivalent in dalton of the gram. Therefore, 1/Avogadro number is the equivalent in grams of the dalton. The following is the Avogrado constant: NA [2]:NA = 6.022 141 99(47) 1023 mol-1.

The dalton is named after British scientist John Dalton, who worked with properties of gases and formulated the atomic theory.

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