Isotopes

Two atoms having the same number of protons but different numbers of neutrons are said to be isotopes of each other.

Isotopes have the same atomic number but different mass number. Isotopes have very similar chemical properties but sometimes differ greatly in nuclear stability.

See also: Abundance Ratio, Calutron, Daughter Isotope, Isotone, Isotopic Abundance, Isotopic Mass, Natural Abundance, Neutron, Parent Isotope, Radioisotope.

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Subjects: Chemistry Physics