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Subject: Why does the element Tc not exist in nature?

Date: Fri Jun 23 14:23:49 2000
Posted by Heidy Tilsner
Grade level: teacher/prof School: Riverside Secondary
City: Coquitlam State/Province: B.C. Country: Canada
Area of science: Chemistry
ID: 961784629.Ch

All of the other synthetic elements are transuranium.  It is quite simple 
to explain to students why they don't exist naturally.  Tc however has a 
low atomic number/mass and is flanked by stable elements.  What is 
'special' about the nucleus of Technitium?

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