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Homework Help: How to Calculate the atomic mass of this isotope?

  1. Oct 4, 2009 #1
    Q: The actual mass of one atom of an unknown isotope is 2.18 x 10^-22g. Calculate the atomic mass of this isotope.

    `How do I calculate it? help =]
     
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  3. Oct 4, 2009 #2

    Borek

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    Do you know what amu is?

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  4. Oct 4, 2009 #3

    or g/mol
     
  5. Oct 4, 2009 #4
    yes, i know amu and g/mol
     
  6. Oct 4, 2009 #5


    so 1 mol would equal whatever the atomic mass of this isotope is... you're given a sample of the isotope....

    think about how you would set up an equation to solve for "x" (x, in this case being the atomic mass)
     
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