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.