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11 June, 20:18

The difference between relative abundance and percentage abundance

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  1. 11 June, 21:49
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    The 'relative abundance' of an isotope means the percentage of that particular isotope that occurs in nature. Most elements are made up of a mixture of isotopes. The sum of the percentages of the specific isotopes must add up to 100%.

    Percent abundance describes the prevalence of each of an element's isotopes in nature. The percent abundance of each isotope is used in the calculation of an element's average atomic mass.
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