Problem: Three isotopes of A (Isotope 1: 85.91 amu, 35.12%, Isotope 2: 86.91 amu, abundance 7%, Isotope 3: 87.91 amu) would have the atomic mass of what?
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We’re being asked to determine the average atomic mass given the mass of 3 isotopes.
We can use the following equation:
atomic mass = average atomic mass of the element
f.a. = fractional abundance of the isotope.
To get f.a., we simply need to divide the given percent abundance by 100.
Three isotopes of A (Isotope 1: 85.91 amu, 35.12%, Isotope 2: 86.91 amu, abundance 7%, Isotope 3: 87.91 amu) would have the atomic mass of what?
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