Isotopes of radon

Naturally occurring isotopes

This table shows information about naturally occuring isotopes, their atomic masses, their natural abundances, their nuclear spins, and their magnetic moments. Further data for radioisotopes (radioactive isotopes) of radon are listed (including any which occur naturally) below.
Isotope Atomic mass (ma/u) Natural abundance (atom %) Nuclear spin (I) Magnetic moment (μ/μN)
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Isotopic abundances of Rn
In the above picture, the most intense ion is set to 100% since this corresponds best to the output from a mass spectrometer. This is not to be confused with the relative percentage isotope abundances which total 100% for all the naturally occurring isotopes.

Radiosotope data

Further data for naturally occuring isotopes of radon are listed above. This table gives information about some radiosotopes of radon, their masses, their half-lives, their modes of decay, their nuclear spins, and their nuclear magnetic moments.
Isotope Mass Half-life Mode of decay Nuclear spin Nuclear magnetic moment
210Rn 209.98968 2.4 h EC to 210At; α to 206Po 0
211Rn 210.99059 14.6 h EC to 211At; α to 207Po 1/2 0.60
212Rn 211.99069 24 m α to 208Po 0
213Rn 212.99387 0.025 s α to 209Po 9/2
214Rn 213.99535 0.000027 s α to 210Po 0 -0.020
215Rn 214.99873 0.0000023 s α to 211Po 9/2
216Rn 216.00026 0.000045 s α to 212Po
217Rn 217.00391 0.0006 s α to 213Po 9/2
218Rn 218.00559 0.035 s α to 214Po 0
219Rn 219.00948 3.96 s α to 215Po 5/2
220Rn 220.01138 55.6 s α to 216Po 0
221Rn 221.0156 25 m α to 217Po; β- to 221Fr 7/2
222Rn 222.017571 (3) 3.8235 d α to 218Po 0
223Rn 223.0218 23.2 m α to 219Po; β- to 223Fr
224Rn 224.0241 107 m β- to 224Fr
225Rn 225.0284 4.5 m β- to 225Fr
226Rn 226.0309 7.4 m β- to 226Fr

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References

  1. Naturally occurring isotope abundances: Commission on Atomic Weights and Isotopic Abundances report for the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry in Isotopic Compositions of the Elements 1989, Pure and Applied Chemistry, 1998, 70, 217. [Copyright 1998 IUPAC]
  2. For further information about radioisotopes see Jonghwa Chang's (Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute) Table of the Nuclides
  3. Masses, nuclear spins, and magnetic moments: I. Mills, T. Cvitas, K. Homann, N. Kallay, and K. Kuchitsu in Quantities, Units and Symbols in Physical Chemistry, Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford, UK, 1988. [Copyright 1988 IUPAC]

NMR Properties of radon

Common reference compound: .

Table of NMR-active nucleus propeties of radon
  Isotope 1 Isotope 2 Isotope 3
Isotope 209Rn
Natural abundance /% 0
Spin (I)
Frequency relative to 1H = 100 (MHz)
Receptivity, DP, relative to 1H = 1.00
Receptivity, DC, relative to 13C = 1.00
Magnetogyric ratio, γ (107 rad T-1 s-1)
Magnetic moment, μ (μN)
Nuclear quadrupole moment, Q/millibarn +311(31)
Line width factor, 1056l (m4)

References

  1. R.K. Harris in Encyclopedia of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, D.M. Granty and R.K. Harris, (eds.), vol. 5, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, UK, 1996. I am grateful to Professor Robin Harris (University of Durham, UK) who provided much of the NMR data, which are copyright 1996 IUPAC, adapted from his contribution contained within this reference.
  2. J. Mason in Multinuclear NMR, Plenum Press, New York, USA, 1987. Where given, data for certain radioactive nuclei are from this reference.
  3. P. Pyykkö, Mol. Phys., 2008, 106, 1965-1974.
  4. P. Pyykkö, Mol. Phys., 2001, 99, 1617-1629.
  5. P. Pyykkö, Z. Naturforsch., 1992, 47a, 189. I am grateful to Professor Pekka Pyykkö (University of Helsinki, Finland) who provided the nuclear quadrupole moment data in this and the following two references.
  6. D.R. Lide, (ed.), CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics 1999-2000 : A Ready-Reference Book of Chemical and Physical Data (CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, USA, 79th edition, 1998.
  7. P. Pyykkö, personal communication, 1998, 204, 2008, 2010.
  8. The isotopic abundances are extracted from the naturally occurring isotopes section within WebElements.

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