The atomic masses of three elements A, B and C having similar chemical properties are 7, 23 and 39, respectively.
- Calculate the average atomic mass of elements A and C.
- Compare the average atomic mass with atomic mass of B.
- What could the elements A, B and C be?
(a) The average atomic mass of elements A and C = `(7+39)/2=46/2=23`
(b) The average atomic mass of elements A and C is equal to the atomic mass of element B.
(c) A is lithium, B is sodium and C is potassium.