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Analytical Application of Radioactive Analysis

Nitu Pathak, R. Sen


A radioactive tracer, or radioactive label, is a chemical compound in which one or more atoms have been replaced by a radioisotope so by virtue of its radioactive decay it can be used to explore the mechanism of chemical reactions by tracing the path that the radioisotope follows from reactants to products.

Keywords: radioactive tracer, chemical analysis, radioisotopes, atoms and molecules

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