What are three isotopes of carbon?

1 Answer
Nov 11, 2015

Answer:

#""^12C#. #""^13C#, and #""^14C#.

Explanation:

The heaviest isotope shown has a half life of about 6000 years (this is from memory, so check). The #""^13C# isotope is abundant enough (approx. 1%) to make #""^13C# NMR spectroscopy a routine method of characterization for organic chemists. Most universities would have 1 or more #""^13C# NMR spectrometers. #""^12C# isotope is the bog standard, naturally abundant one that you sprinkle on your cornflakes when it (the isotope) is bound to oxygen and hydrogen.