What is another word for radiothorium?5 synonyms found
Pronunciation:[ ɹ_ˌeɪ_d_ɪ__əʊ_θ_ˈɔː_ɹ_iə_m], [ ɹˌe͡ɪdɪə͡ʊθˈɔːɹi͡əm], [ ɹˌeɪdɪəʊθˈɔːɹiəm]
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Definition for Radiothorium:
- an earlier name for the thorium isotope thorium-228, given by its discoverer Otto Hahn. It is a radioactive substance formed as one of series of products in the chain of radioactive decay of thorium. Its immediate predecessor in the chain is Actinium-228, and it decays by alpha emission to radium-224 with a half-life of 1.91 years. The name radiothorium was given prior to the full understanding of the nature of isotopes of elements.
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