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  1. thorium-228, radiothorium(noun)

    radioactive isotope of thorium with mass number 228

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  1. radiothorium(n.)

    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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  1. radiothorium(Noun)

    The radioactive isotope thorium-228


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