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Examples of isotopes are O-16, O-17 and O-18. These isotopes can be used in forensics, but are even more accurate in their ability to tell whether a certain rock originated on Earth, Mars or even an asteroid.

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Radioactive isotopes are used in many ways, including medical purposes, tracing, X-rays and equipment sterilization. If not disposed of properly, radioactive isotopes may cause damage to the environment.

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Atoms of the same element that have different masses are called isotopes. Different masses result when there are different numbers of neutrons. All atoms of a particular element have the same number of protons.

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SIMILAR ARTICLES

The element hydrogen has three different isotopes: protium, deuterium, and tritium. Each isotope has one proton but different numbers of neutrons. A protium nucleus has zero neutrons, a deuterium nucleus has one neutron ...

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Atoms that have the same atomic number but different atomic masses are called isotopes. The difference in mass arises due to the atoms containing a different number of neutrons for the same number of protons.

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Man-made elements, also known as synthetic elements, have been made artificially as isotopes from other elements. The first was technetium (atomic number 43). Some of these elements do show up in nature in minuscule amou...

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The difference between atoms, ions and isotopes is the number of subatomic particles. An atom is the basic building block of matter, the smallest molecule of an element that exists and that cannot be chemically divided b...

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