Nitrogen-14

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Nitrogen-14
General
Name, symbol Nitrogen-14,14N
Neutrons 7
Protons 7
Nuclide data
Natural abundance 99.634%

Nitrogen-14 is a stable, non-radioactive isotope of the chemical element nitrogen.

Nitrogen-14 comprises approximately 99% of all naturally formed nitrogen. It is the source of naturally-occurring carbon-14, which is created when cosmic radiation interacts with nitrogen-14 in the upper atmosphere. It is also formed from the radioactive decay of carbon-14. However, like all elements heavier than helium, the original source of nitrogen-14 in the universe is believed to be stellar nucleosynthesis. It is produced as part of the CNO cycle of stellar nuclear reactions.


Nitrogen-13 Isotopes of Nitrogen Nitrogen-15
Produced from:
Oxygen-14
Carbon-14
Decay chain Decays to:
Stable


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