The straight dope on isotopes

A century ago this month, Frederick Soddy described and named isotopes in the pages of Nature. Brett F. Thornton and Shawn C. Burdette discuss how chemists have viewed and used isotopes since then — either as chemically identical or chemically distinct species as the need required and technology allowed.

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Thornton, B., Burdette, S. The straight dope on isotopes. Nature Chem 5, 979–981 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1038/nchem.1810

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