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# The Element rhenium has two naturally occurring isotopes, 185 Re and 187 Re, with an average atomic mass of 186.207 amu. Rhenium is 62.60% 187 Re, and the

The Element rhenium has two naturally occurring isotopes, 185 Re and 187 Re, with an average atomic mass of 186.207 amu. Rhenium is 62.60% 187 Re, and the atomic mass of 187 Re is 186.956 amu. Calcula**To calculate the average mass of the element, we take the summation of the product of the isotope and the percent abundance. In this case, the equation becomes 186.207=187*0.626+185*x where x is the percent abundance of 185. The answer is 0.374 or 37.4%. This can also be obtained by 100%-62.6%= 37.4%.**...