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Unlimited-Tritium, as a form of Hydrogen, is found naturally in air and water. Most hydrogen is made up of one proton, and an orbital electron, but tritium has two extra neutrons in the nucleus. In nature, it is produced by cosmic rays in two source terms: 14N + 1n ---> 3H + 12Cand2H + 2H ---> 3H + 1

Tritium is not normally considered to be naturally occurring. The amounts produced by cosmic rays are trace. To produce it in meaningful amounts you need either a nuclear reactor or bomb. Besides it decays rapidly, in 61.3 years any present now is effectively gone.

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What is the estimated total tritium on earth?

Not much and in 5 * 12.26 years (61.3 years) it will effectively be gone.

How is Tritium formed in the atmosphere of the earth?

Tritium is an isotope of hydrogen and is extremely rare. It has two neutrons in the nucleus, whereas hydrogen most commonly has none. Tritium can be formed in Earth's atmosphere by the action of cosmic rays on atoms of nitrogen.

How many atoms of tritium are in 3.75kg of water?

In ordinary water, exactly 0 atoms as Tritium decays too rapidly (halflife 12.26 years) for any that was on earth when it formed (billions of years ago) to remain. In contaminated water, either deliberately or accidentally, it would depend on how much contaminate was added and the tritium concentration in it. Tritium can only be manufactured somewhere there is a high neutron flux (e.g., nuclear reactor or bomb, a star).

What is the chemical symbol for tritium?

Tritium ³H

What is the name of the isotope tritium?

Tritium. What did you think it was?

How much would a mole of tritium atoms wiegh?

3.017005 gm

What is the oxide of tritium?

The oxide of tritium is tritium oxide, sometimes called super heavy water, or 3H2O.

Symbol of an atom of tritium?

Tritium symbols: T or 3H.

Number of neutrons in tritium?

There are two neutrons in a tritium nucleus.

Is tritium radioactive?

Yes, tritium is a radioactive isotope of hydrogen

The correct symbol for an atom of tritium?

The symbol of tritium is T.

What color is tritium?

Tritium is an isotope of hydrogen, so it is colorless.

How much would a mole of tritium atoms weigh?

Approximately 3 grams

Critical mass of tritium?

There is no critical mass of tritium, as it cannot fission.

Nuclear symbol of atom of tritium?

Tritium symbols: T or 3H.

Why tritium is most stable?

Tritium is not the most stable isotope known.

What do tritium eat?

Tritium Dont Eat Anything? They Are Type Of Watches.... :)

How abundant is tritium?

Tritium is an extremely rare form of hydrogen. 99.86% is protium 00.014% is Deuterium 7 x 10-16 % is Tritium

What is the Atomic Mass of Tritium?

Tritium, or Hydrogen 3, has an atomic mass of 3.016.

How do you get tritium?

I can get a tritium from hydrogen by reacting a neutron with a hydrogen by some techniques (security).

What new atom is formed as tritium decays?

Tritium decay to helium-3.

What is the power source for fusion?

The most likely fuel for fusion on earth is a mixture of deuterium and tritium (both isotopes of hydrogen)

Why deuterium is the heaviest than tritium?

Sorry, tritium is the heaviest isotope of hydrogen.hydrogen - 1.008145 AMUdeuterium - 2.014740 AMUtritium - 3.017005 AMU

Meaning for tritium?

Tritium, n., A radioactive isotope of hydrogen having an atomic mass of 3.017 and a nucleus composed of 1 proton and 2 neutrons. Its halflife is 12.26 years and it decays by beta decay to Helium-3. Tritium is normally only produced synthetically on earth by placing sealed pellets of Lithium in the neutron flux of a nuclear reactor.

What is the half life of isotope tritium?

12.3 years is the half life of the isotope tritium.