Answer to Question #57579 in General Chemistry for Courtney
A sample of element 35 gives the following information about charge and mass when its atoms are ionized in a mass spectrometer: +1/79 and +1/81. Is this information consistent with atoms this element is having?
Solution: Natural bromine consists of two stable isotopes: 79Br (50,56 %) and 81Br (49,44 %). Their atoms are ionized under the action of electron impact, forming ions 79Br+ and 81Br+. Therefore, this information is true. Answer: Тhis information is true.