In this lesson, you will learn how to calculate the average atomic mass for an element using the atomic masses of isotopes and their corresponding natural abundances.
By the end of this lesson, students should be able to:
- define isotope and natural abundance
- use an example to illustrate how average atomic mass is calculated and its units
- determine the natural abundance of an isotope using the average atomic mass of the element and the natural abundances and masses of the other isotopes.
Let’s examine the process used to calculate average atomic mass in the video lesson below. Please take detail notes as you watch it.
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