What is the source of carbon-14 in our environment? Why do all living organisms contain a uniform amount of carbon-14?
Here, we are going to discuss about the source of carbon-14 in our environment. Also, we are going to discuss why all living organisms contain a uniform amount of carbon-14.
Carbon-14 is mainly formed by the bombardment of molecules of gas in the earth’s atmosphere by the cosmic rays. This results in the formation of free neutrons which then combine with nitrogen-14 atoms to become carbon-14.
Nitrogen-14 + Neutron → Carbon-14 + Proton
N + n → C...