Wired on origin of "isotope"

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Mon Feb 18 14:06:56 UTC 2008

*Feb. 18, 1913: 'Isotope' Goes From Greek to

> *1913:* British radiochemist Frederick Soddy coins the word "isotope."
> Or usually gets the credit for it. Actually, the word was suggested to him
> by Margaret Todd, a physician distantly related by marriage to Soddy<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_Soddy>,
> as he explained his theory that several elements appeared to occupy the same
> place on the periodic table.
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Mark Mandel

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