Radioactive carbondating

At high geomagnetic latitudes, the carbon-14 spreads evenly throughout the atmosphere and reacts with oxygen to form carbon dioxide.Carbon dioxide also permeates the oceans, dissolving in the water.

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This assumption is backed by numerous scientific studies and is relatively sound.

However, conditions may have been different in the past and could have influenced the rate of decay or formation of radioactive elements.

The Carbon-14 within a living organism is continually decaying, but as the organism is continuously absorbing Carbon-14 throughout its life the ratio of Carbon-14 to Carbon-12 atoms in the organism is the same as the ratio in the atmosphere.

Once an organism dies it stops taking in Carbon in any form.

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Radiocarbon or Carbon-14 dating is a technique used by scientist to date bones, wood, paper and cloth. It is produced in the Earth’s upper atmosphere when Nitrogen-14 is broken down to form the unstable Carbon-14 by the action of cosmic rays.

The unstable Carbon-14 is transported down to the lower atmosphere by atmospheric activity such as storms.

Carbon-14 reacts identically to Carbon-12 and is rapidly oxidised to form (Carbon-14)Dioxide.

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