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Atomic weights of the elements 1999 (IUPAC Technical Report)

Tyler B. Coplen1

1U.S. Geological Survey, 431 National Center, Reston, Virginia 20192, USA

Project Year: 1981, Project Code: 210/2/81

Citation Information: Pure and Applied Chemistry. Volume 73, Issue 4, Pages 667–683, ISSN (Online) 1365-3075, ISSN (Print) 0033-4545, DOI: 10.1351/pac200173040667, January 2009

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The biennial review of atomic-weight, Ar(E), determinations and other cognate data have resulted in changes for the standard atomic weights of the following elements:

nitrogen14.006 74 ± 0.000 0714.0067 ± 0.0002
sulfur32.066 ± 0.00632.065 ± 0.005
chlorine35.4527 ± 0.000935.453 ± 0.002
germanium72.61 ± 0.0272.64 ± 0.01
xenon131.29 ± 0.02131.293 ± 0.006
erbium167.26 ± 0.03167.259 ± 0.003
uranium238.0289 ± 0.0001238.028 91 ± 0.000 03

Presented are updated tables of the standard atomic weights and their uncertainties estimated by combining experimental uncertainties and terrestrial variabilities. In addition, this report again contains an updated table of relative atomic-mass values and half-lives of selected radioisotopes. Changes in the evaluated isotopic abundance values from those published in 1997 are so minor that an updated list will not be published for the year 1999.

Many elements have a different isotopic composition in some nonterrestrial materials. Some recent data on parent nuclides that might affect isotopic abundances or atomic-weight values are included in this report for the information of the interested scientific community.

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