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deuterium oxide

The isotopic compound of hydrogen of mass 2 (deuterium) with oxygen. It is used to study mechanisms and rates of chemical or nuclear reactions, as well as biological processes.
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  • D2O (deuterium oxide)
  • deuterium monoxide
  • heavy water
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