Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321809246
ISBN 13: 978-0-32180-924-7

Chapter 2 - Sections 2.1-2.9 - Exercises - Problems by Topic: 75

Answer

Atomic mass = 121.8 amu The element is Antimony (Sb)

Work Step by Step

Mass of isotope 1 = 120.9038 amu = $m_{1}$ Relative abundance of isotope 1 = 57.4% = 0.574 = $x_{1}$ Mass of isotope 2 = 122.9042 amu = $m_{2}$ Relative abundance of isotope 2 = 42.6% = 0.426 = $x_{2}$ Atomic mass = $m_{1}$$x_{1} + m_{2}$$x_{2}= 120.9038 \times 0.574 + 122.9042 \times 0.426 = 69.3987 + 52.3572 = 121.8$ The element is Antimony (Sb)
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