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Concept of isotopes:

It can be defined as the atoms of the same element, having the same atomic number but different mass numbers. Therefore, we can say that there are three isotopes of a hydrogen atom, namely protium, deuterium and tritium.

Applications of Isotopes:

An isotope of iodine is used in the treatment of goitre.

An isotope of uranium is used as a fuel in nuclear reactors.

An isotope of cobalt is used in the treatment of cancer.

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