# Problem: The element silver (Ag) has two naturally occurring isotopes: 109Ag and 107Ag with a mass of 106.905 u. Silver consists of 51.82% 107Ag and has an average atomic mass of 107.868 u. Calculate the mass of 109Ag.

###### FREE Expert Solution

We’re being asked to calculate the mass of Ag-109We can use the following equation:

where atomic mass = average atomic mass of the element and f.a. = fractional abundance of the isotope. To get f.a., we simply need to divide the given percent abundance by 100.

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The element silver (Ag) has two naturally occurring isotopes: 109Ag and 107Ag with a mass of 106.905 u. Silver consists of 51.82% 107Ag and has an average atomic mass of 107.868 u. Calculate the mass of 109Ag.

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