Atomic Mass Unit

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Mass Conversion

Atomic mass unit is the unit of mass used to measure atoms and molecules.  One atomic mass unit is 1/12 of the mass of one atom of the isotope carbon-12.

  • Abbreviated as \(\:(u)\;\) or \(\;(amu)\:\)


You can use this conversion factor to relate to other units of mass.
 
\(1 u =  1.66054  \:\cdot\: 10^{-24}g  \)

Atomic Mass Unit Conversion Table
MultiplyByTo Get
  1 atomic mass unit, amu
  1.66054E-22 centigram
  1.66054E-23 decigram
  1.66054E-25 dekagram
  1.66054E-33 gigagram, Gg
  1.66054E-24 gram, g
  1.66054E-27 kilogram, kg
  1.66054E-30 megagram, Mg
  1.66054E-18 microgram
  1.66054E-21 milligram, mg
  5.85738E-26 ounce, oz
  3.66086E-27 pound, lb
  1.83043E-30 short ton
  1.63431E-30 long ton
  1.66054E-30 metric ton
  3.66086E-30 kip