Question: How is radiocarbon dating used to determine the age of an object?

Radiocarbon dating (also referred to as carbon dating or carbon-14 dating) is a method for determining the age of an object containing organic material by using the properties of radiocarbon, a radioactive isotope of carbon.

What is carbon-14 used to date quizlet?

method of age determination that depends on the decay of nitrogen and radiocarbon (carbon 14). nature by the interaction neutrons with nitrogen 14 in the Earths atmosphere; the neutrons required for this reaction are produced by cosmic rays interacting with the atmosphere. You just studied 10 terms!

In which way is carbon-14 similar to nitrogen 14 quizlet?

It can be used to establish the relative and absolute ages of some sedimentary rock layers. In which way is carbon-14 similar to nitrogen-14? They both have the same mass number.

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