Difference Between Water and Heavy Water (With Table)

Isotopes refer to those members of the same family who share the same atomic number and vary slightly in atomic mass. The isotopes of the same element will form different compounds in combination with another element. The resulting compound slightly varies from the compound formed due to the combination of the isotope. These slight variations can also be noticed in water and heavy water.


  1. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/j100862a028
  2. https://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.101.065502