An isotope of hydrogen that contains one neutron and one proton in its nucleus. In normal water a deuterium atom occurs in 1 in 6,500 hydrogen atoms. Deuterium behaves like hydrogen in chemical reactions, but behaves significantly differently in nuclear reactions.
- Harold C. Urey, F. G. Brickwedde, and G. M. Murphy.
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