Isotope

20 Apr Isotope

Chemistry tuition classes in Miracle Learning Centre are very useful. If you do not understand chemistry, you must definitely attend the chemistry tuition class at Miracle Learning Centre. Let us learn about isotopes in this chemistry tuition lesson.

Your chemistry tuition teacher at Miracle Learning Centre will teach you about isotopes. The number of protons present in the atomic nucleus defines an element. Along with protons, the atoms of nearly every element also contain neutrons. An isotope is an atom of the element with the same number of protons but a different number of neutrons.

For example, chlorine exists as chlorine-35 and chlorine-37. Each of them exists in different percentage on the earth crust. Hence depending on the relative abundance and mass number, the relative atomic mass of chlorine can be determined. Other isotopes include hydrogen which exists as hydrogen, deuterium, and tritium. The most common and simplest form of hydrogen has a single proton and no neutrons. Deuterium, a rarer form of Hydrogen has one proton and one neutron and again tritium, the third form of Hydrogen known as tritium has one proton and two neutrons.

The student at Miracle Learning Centre asked,” What are the different isotopes of carbon and its uses?”
The chemistry tuition teacher at Miracle Learning Centre replied,” Carbon-12 is the most abundant isotope of carbon, and is a component of all living things. Carbon-13 is used frequently in a process called NMR spectroscopy, which is basically a process used to identify the structures of organic compounds. Carbon-14 is helpful for its radioactive properties in dating artifacts. It does this by utilizing the half-life of the isotope, which is a precise 5730 years. The isotope is helpful for identifying the age of artifacts near that amount of time. “

Miracle Learning Centre hopes you have understood isotopes and how it helps you to answer chemistry tuition questions. Do come to Miracle Learning Centre for more chemistry tuition lessons to learn more about isotopes and chemistry.

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