Problem: The atomic mass of copper is 63.546 amu. (a) Do any copper isotopes have a mass of 63.546 amu? b) Explain.

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The equation to solve the atomic mass of an element with different isotopes is:


Atomic Mass=[mass×f.a.]isotope 1+[mass×f.a.]isotope 2


The atomic mass of copper is 63.546 amu, the mass of each of its isotope would not be exactly the same (either lower or higher).


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The atomic mass of copper is 63.546 amu. (a) Do any copper isotopes have a mass of 63.546 amu? b) Explain.

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