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Scientists Find New Form Of Oxygen named Oxygen 28 Know About It

Scientists Find New Form Of Oxygen named Oxygen 28 Know About It
Written by Manoj Kadam
Scientists Find New Form Of Oxygen named Oxygen 28 Know About It

Scientists Find New Form Of Oxygen named Oxygen 28 Know About It

A team of physics scientists has discovered a new type of oxygen. It has been called Oxygen-28. This is a new isotope of oxygen. Isotopes are molecules that have the same number of protons, but different numbers of neutrons. Their chemical properties are similar but there is a difference in their physical properties. That is, the new oxygen that has been found has different physical properties. So what is the significance of this discovery? Let us know.

Physicist Yosuke Kondo, who works at Tokyo Institute of Technology in Japan, along with his team has discovered a new type of oxygen. This is said to be Oxygen-28. It has been said about this isotope that it has the highest number of neutrons in any nucleus of the oxygen molecule. Not only this, it has been found to be the heaviest oxygen so far.

It has been said about Oxygen-28 that it can bring a big change in future nuclear experiments. This is a very rare type of oxygen in which the ratio of protons and neutrons is found to be very high. The research has been published in Nature Journal. According to the team of researchers, the nucleus of a molecule contains even smaller parts inside itself which are sub-atomic particles. These are called nucleons. These include protons and neutrons.

The atomic number of any element depends on the number of its protons. But the number of neutrons in it varies. Therefore, elements with different numbers of neutrons are called isotopes of that element. The number of protons in oxygen is 8, but the number of neutrons can be different. Earlier, scientists had discovered that the maximum number of neutrons can be 18 which is found in oxygen-26. It has 8 protons and 18 neutrons, so there are 26 nucleons in total.

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But now more neutrons have been found in Oxygen-28. It has 8 protons and 20 neutrons. Scientists have called it magic number. Because it creates doubly magic numbers. The oxygen found mostly on Earth, which we breathe, is oxygen-16, which is a type of double magic oxygen.

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