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Elements with most commonly occurring isotope being different from the most stable one

Usually, stable isotopes have highest abundances, often much higher than radioactive ones. Are there any elements having most commonly occurring isotope different from the most stable isotope?
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Any method for measuring hydroxyl and hydroperoxyl radicals in water?

I am looking to irradiate water containing some amounts of iron and would like to measure the amount of hydroperoxyl and hydroxyl radicals produced in real time as a result of the irradiation. Is ...
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Why is nickel-56 not a stable nuclide?

Why is $\ce{_{28}^{56}Ni}$ not a stable nuclide? As far as I studied radiochemistry, magical numbers of protons and neutrons correspond to the more stable elements, due to their perfectly spherical ...
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What are the differences between an alpha-particle and a helium 2+ ion?

What are the differences between the alpha particle and helium 2+ ion? Or are they the same? Do differences arise because of the process by which they are formed?
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