The reason for using the average mass of an atom of element in most chemical calculations should be explained. Concept Introduction: Isotopes refer to atom of the same element with different mass number due to difference in number of neutrons in the nucleus. The sum of the masses of all the isotopes of an element multiplied by their relative abundance values is known as the average atomic mass.

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Chapter 8, Problem 104AP
Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The reason for using the average mass of an atom of element in most chemical calculations should be explained.

Concept Introduction:

Isotopes refer to atom of the same element with different mass number due to difference in number of neutrons in the nucleus.

The sum of the masses of all the isotopes of an element multiplied by their relative abundance values is known as the average atomic mass.

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