honors chemistry- isotopes...
posted by guitarking4000 on .
can scientists actually measure the mass and relative abundance of isotopes of an element by counting each particle and measuring their masses? [ i think no because it would be too small ]
if not, how could a scientist measure the mass and relative abundance of isotopes of an element? [ please help me! ]
thanks for helping me
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One can gassify the element, ionize it, then accelerate it in an accelerator, differing masses will move differently.
one can vibrate the atoms in a changing (oscillating ) electric field, and find resonance. Different masses resonate at different frequencies.
or other methods.
what is honors chemistry? sounds hard
Honors Chemistry is another name for advanced placement (AP) chemistry.