Problem: The atomic weight of boron is reported as 10.81, yet no atom of boron has the mass of 10.81 amu. Explain.

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Atoms are present as naturally occurring isotopes with different relative abundances.


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The atomic weight of boron is reported as 10.81, yet no atom of boron has the mass of 10.81 amu. Explain.

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