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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: Naturally occurring magnesium has an atomic mass of 24.312 and consists of three isotopes. The major isotope is 24Mg, natural abundance 78.99%, relative atomic mass 23.98504. The next most abundant is

Problem

Naturally occurring magnesium has an atomic mass of 24.312 and consists of three isotopes. The major isotope is 24Mg, natural abundance 78.99%, relative atomic mass 23.98504. The next most abundant isotope is 26Mg, relative atomic mass 25.98259. The third isotope is 25Mg whose natural abundance is in the ratio of 0.9083 to that of 26Mg.

Find the relative atomic mass of 25Mg.