# Problem: Chlorine has two naturally occurring isotopes, 35Cl (isotopic mass = 34.9689 amu) and 37Cl (isotopic mass = 36.9659 amu). If chlorine has an atomic mass of 35.4527 amu, what is the percent abundance of each isotope?

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For this problem we have to calculate the percent abundance of each isotope for Cl

In this case, we have the following data:

35Cl isotope = 34.9689 amu

37Cl isotope = 36.9659 amu

Average mass = 35.4527 amu

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Chlorine has two naturally occurring isotopes, 35Cl (isotopic mass = 34.9689 amu) and 37Cl (isotopic mass = 36.9659 amu). If chlorine has an atomic mass of 35.4527 amu, what is the percent abundance of each isotope?

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