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Discovery, Urey's Search For Deuterium, Properties And Preparation, Uses, Fusion Reactions

Deuterium is an isotope of hydrogen with atomic mass of 2. It is represented by the symbols 2H or D. Deuterium is also known as heavy hydrogen. The nucleus of the deuterium atom, consisting of a proton and a neutron, is known as a deuteron and is represented in nuclear equations by the symbol d.

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