Why do isotopes have different physical properties?


The term isotope mainly corresponds to the variation in the atomic mass or weight of an element. It may also refer to variations of a single element that have the same number of protons but vary in the number of neutrons in the atom.

  • Isotopes of an element have different physical properties because they have different mass numbers.
  • Chemical properties of different isotopes are almost similar.
  • When it comes to physical properties of isotopes including mass, melting or boiling point, density, and freezing point, they are all different.
  • The physical properties of any isotope are largely determined by its mass. We may differentiate one isotope from another by understanding the differences.

Was this answer helpful?


3.5 (6)


Choose An Option That Best Describes Your Problem

Thank you. Your Feedback will Help us Serve you better.

Leave a Comment

Your Mobile number and Email id will not be published. Required fields are marked *




App Now