Posted by Lucy on .
I just need help with this one question, and then once I know how to do the steps, I think can do the others.

The average atomic mass of argon is 39.95 u. Natural argon contains three isotopes: Ar36 (35.967 u), Ar38 (37.962 u)& Ar40 (39.962 u). If the isotopic abundance of Ar36 is 0.006000%, find the isotopic abundances of the other two isotopes.
Thanks for your help.
~Lucy

Chemistry 
bobpursley,
average*100= sum of weights*abundance
= 35.967*.006 + 37.962*P + 39.962*(100P.006)
solve for the abundance for Ar38 (P), then the abundance of Ar39 (100P.006) 
Chemistry 
Lucy,
Thanks for your help, but I tried and I still couldn't get the right answer.
I need help solving for P. . . 
Chemistry 
tayna espinoza,
=)