The Separation of the Isotopes of Chlorine


ON certain plausible assumptions concerning the nature of chemical equilibria and the properties of isotopes, it should be possible to separate the isotopic varieties of an element like chlorine by means of a reversible chemical change in the gaseous state, provided that the number of atoms of chlorine in the reacting compound is unequal to the number of atoms in the resulting compound.

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CHAPMAN, D. The Separation of the Isotopes of Chlorine. Nature 105, 487–488 (1920).

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