Problem: Below is a representation of 50 atoms of a fictitious element called westmontium (Wt). The red spheres represent Wt-296, the blue spheres Wt-297, and the green spheres Wt-298. The mass of each Wt isotope is measured relative to C-12 and tabulated below. Use the mass of C-12 to convert each of the masses to amu and calculate the atomic mass of Wt.IsotopeMassWt-29624.6631 12 C)Wt-29724.7486 12 C)Wt-29824.8316 12 C)

🤓 Based on our data, we think this question is relevant for Professor Michael's class at UNC.

FREE Expert Solution

Mass Wt-296 = 24.6631 x 12 amu = 295.9572 amu

Mass Wt-297 = 24.7486 x 12 amu = 296.9832 amu

Mass Wt-298 = 24.8316 x 12 amu = 297.9792 amu


View Complete Written Solution
Problem Details

Below is a representation of 50 atoms of a fictitious element called westmontium (Wt). The red spheres represent Wt-296, the blue spheres Wt-297, and the green spheres Wt-298. The figure shows 50 spheres. There are 12 green spheres, 2 blue spheres, and 36 red spheres.

The mass of each Wt isotope is measured relative to C-12 and tabulated below. Use the mass of C-12 to convert each of the masses to amu and calculate the atomic mass of Wt.


IsotopeMass
Wt-29624.6631 12 C)
Wt-29724.7486 12 C)
Wt-29824.8316 12 C)



Frequently Asked Questions

What scientific concept do you need to know in order to solve this problem?

Our tutors have indicated that to solve this problem you will need to apply the Isotopes concept. You can view video lessons to learn Isotopes. Or if you need more Isotopes practice, you can also practice Isotopes practice problems.

What professor is this problem relevant for?

Based on our data, we think this problem is relevant for Professor Michael's class at UNC.