What happens when carbon 12 and carbon 14 reacts with chlorine 35 respectively?

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  • 3 years ago
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    Chemical reaction....

    When atoms of C-12 and C-14 are combined with chlorine atoms you get molecules of CCl4 in which some carbon atoms are C-12 and some are C-14. The different isotopes will not affect the way they react with other atoms, although some of the properties which are related to mass may be different. For instance, the CCl4 molecules containing C-14 will be slightly heavier and effuse through openings or diffuse more slightly more slowly. This was the basis for enriching uranium in the Manhattan project. UF6 with U-235 atoms diffused faster than UF6 with U-238 atoms.

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