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Mercury Isotopes

Stable Mercury Isotopes - Hg Isotopes
Nominal
mass
Accurate
mass
% Natural abundance Chemical
form
Enrichment available %

196 Hg 195.965807 (5) 0.15 (1) metal 30 - 52

198 Hg 197.966743 (4) 9.97 (20) metal 91+

199 Hg 198.968254 (4) 16.84 (22) metal, oxide, sulphate 65 - 91+

200 Hg 199.968300 (4) 23.10 (19) metal, oxide, chloride 77 - 98+

201 Hg 200.970277 (4) 13.18 (9) metal 84

202 Hg 201.970617 (4) 29.86 (26) metal, oxide, chloride 90 - 99+

204 Hg 203.973467 (5) 6.87 (15) oxide 42 - 58+
 
Mercury Isotopes are mainly used in the study of the deposition and emission of Hg in both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. In one experiment in Canada three different Mercury isotopes (Hg-198, Hg-200 and Hg-202) were used to find out how the route of entry of mercury to an ecosystem affects the amount that becomes accumulated in fish. Several other trials using Hg isotopes are, or have been, undertaken in lakes in the US and Canada. Hg-202 is also used for the production of radioactive Hg-203 which is used for gamma radiation calibration.
 
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