Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life (14th Edition)

Published by Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
ISBN 10: 1305073959
ISBN 13: 978-1-30507-395-1

Chapter 2 - Self-Quiz - Page 34: 2



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All isotopes of an element generally have the same chemical properties regardless of the number of neutrons in their atoms. This consistency means that the atoms of one isotope behave the same way inside organisms as atoms of another isotope. Thus, radioisotopes can be used as or in tracers, which are substances with a detectable component.
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