Problem: A naturally occurring sample of an element contains only two isotopes. The first isotope has a mass of 68.9255 amu and a natural abundance of 60.11 %. The second isotope has a mass of 70.9247 amu.Find the atomic mass of the element.

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Get the fractional abundance of each isotope and take the sum

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A naturally occurring sample of an element contains only two isotopes. The first isotope has a mass of 68.9255 amu and a natural abundance of 60.11 %. The second isotope has a mass of 70.9247 amu.

Find the atomic mass of the element.

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