Definition of radiocarbon in English:

radiocarbon

Line breaks: radio|car¦bon
Pronunciation: /ˌreɪdɪəʊˈkɑːb(ə)n
 
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noun

[mass noun] Chemistry
  • A radioactive isotope of carbon.
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    • Some of these neutrons react with nitrogen atoms in air, converting them into a radioactive isotope of carbon: carbon - 14 or radiocarbon, with eight neutrons in each nucleus.
    • Living organisms acquire a characteristic minor fraction of radiocarbon by equilibrating with the carbon dioxide of ambient air or surrounding waters.
    • These data were compared with the distribution of radiocarbon in free glucose and fructose isolated from the same sample.

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