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Why is Chlorine made up of two parts; Chlorine 35 and 37?

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briceyboi | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted May 19, 2012 at 1:48 PM via web

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Why is Chlorine made up of two parts; Chlorine 35 and 37?

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thilina-g | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

Posted May 19, 2012 at 3:05 PM (Answer #1)

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Chlorine has two isotopes. Cl 35 and Cl 37. So when two chorines combine to make Cl2.

Therefore in Cl2 , there are 3 combinations.

Cl 35 - Cl 35

Cl 35 - Cl 37

Cl 37 - Cl 37

You can find all these three in naturally occuring Cl2.

 

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