Chemistry: An Atoms-Focused Approach

Published by W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN 10: 0393912345
ISBN 13: 978-0-39391-234-0

Chapter 2 - Atoms, Ions, and Molecules - Questions and Problems - Page 72: 41



Work Step by Step

To determine which of the two naturally occurring isotopes of vanadium is most abundant, we look at the average atomic mass of vanadium, which is 50.942 amu from our periodic table. Because 50.942 amu is closer to 51 than to 50, that means that $^{51}$V is more abundant than $^{50}$V.
Update this answer!

You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this answer.

Update this answer

After you claim an answer you’ll have 24 hours to send in a draft. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback.