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Which nuclides are used to date the remains of a once-living organism? (1) C-14 and C-12 (3) I-131 and Xe-131 (2) Co-60 and Co-59 (4) U-238 and Pb-206

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Timothy Norman on September 15, 2018

The answer is (1) C-14 and C-12. Life on earth is carbon-based. The carbon is important in living organisms. Therefore, C-14 and C-12 can be used to date the remains of once living organism.


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