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Ch.1 - Intro to General Chemistry
Ch.2 - Atoms & Elements
Ch.3 - Chemical Reactions
BONUS: Lab Techniques and Procedures
BONUS: Mathematical Operations and Functions
Ch.4 - Chemical Quantities & Aqueous Reactions
Ch.5 - Gases
Ch.6 - Thermochemistry
Ch.7 - Quantum Mechanics
Ch.8 - Periodic Properties of the Elements
Ch.9 - Bonding & Molecular Structure
Ch.10 - Molecular Shapes & Valence Bond Theory
Ch.11 - Liquids, Solids & Intermolecular Forces
Ch.12 - Solutions
Ch.13 - Chemical Kinetics
Ch.14 - Chemical Equilibrium
Ch.15 - Acid and Base Equilibrium
Ch.16 - Aqueous Equilibrium
Ch. 17 - Chemical Thermodynamics
Ch.18 - Electrochemistry
Ch.19 - Nuclear Chemistry
Ch.20 - Organic Chemistry
Ch.22 - Chemistry of the Nonmetals
Ch.23 - Transition Metals and Coordination Compounds

Solution: Assume that potassium (atomic mass = 39.10) has only two isotopes, one of which is potassium-39 (isotopic mass = 38.9637 amu, abundance = 93.258%). What is the mass of the second isotope? A. 43.06 amu B. 40.95 amu C. 42.05 amu D. 39.97 amu E. 41.88 amu

Problem

Assume that potassium (atomic mass = 39.10) has only two isotopes, one of which is potassium-39 (isotopic mass = 38.9637 amu, abundance = 93.258%). What is the mass of the second isotope?

A. 43.06 amu

B. 40.95 amu

C. 42.05 amu

D. 39.97 amu

E. 41.88 amu