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anonymous
 3 years ago
I was wondering how on the face of this earth do you find known isotopes
anonymous
 3 years ago
I was wondering how on the face of this earth do you find known isotopes

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anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0In what sense? Do you mean, how do you separate isotopes out of a particular sample of an element? If so, you use the physical differences between the isotopes to isolate them. The primary difference between, say, U235 and U238 is the mass of individual atoms. One way to separate them is to use a centrifuge. You vaporize the uranium, then spin the gas very quickly. The more massive atoms of U238 tend to move further out from the center than the atoms of U235, so you can bleed off gas that has a higher proportion of U238 from the rim of the centrifuge.
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