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How to determine which isotope has a greater natural abundance

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Outside of checking a reference book, I do not know of any way to do this without being in a lab with a scientist measuring things.

This does not answer your question, but I found that it was very interesting. http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/isotopes/index.html

Jay

 

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If you are into some hardcore physics (mainly statistical mechanics and quantum physics) you can predict the natual abundance of an isotope by calculating the core stability and the probaility of such a core to happen. I think you can only estimate the probability and stability for most isotope but I'm not sure.

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