The ratio of the atoms of isotope-80 and isotope-100 are 6 to 5. What is the average atomic mass of the element?

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Sep 25, 2016

Answer:

The average mass is the element is 89 grams per mole.

Explanation:

There are 11 total parts in this ratio. So the total mass needs to be divided by 11.

6 parts are of isotope 80 so the mass of these parts is

# 6 xx80# = 480 mass units.

5 parts are of isotope 100 so the mass of these parts is

# 5 xx 100# = 500 mass units.

The total mass units are the sum of the 11 parts.

480 + 500 = 980 mass units.

To find the average divide the total by 11

#980/11# = 89