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Weight is a measurement of the force placed on an object by gravity, whereas mass is the amount of matter an object contains. Mass is commonly denoted using m or M, and weight is denoted with W. More »

Atomic mass is the mass of a single atom or an individual isotope. The atomic weight is the average mass of all naturally occurring isotopes of an element. More »

Molecular mass is expressed as the mass of a molecule in unified atomic mass units, while the number average molecular weight is expressed as the total weight of all molecules in a substance, divided by the overall numbe... More »

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The mass of an object is the amount of matter it contains while volume is the amount of space it takes up. Mass should not be confused with weight, which is the measure of the gravitational force on an object. More »

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