On This Day – December 29 : Harold Clayton Urey announced the discovery of heavy water on this day in 1931

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The American physical chemist found that heavy water is highly enriched in the hydrogen isotope deuterium (2H), and is used in many applications such as nuclear magnetic resonance, neutron moderation in nuclear power plants and organic chemistry.

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What happened today in chemistry? Explore 366 days of chemistry history at On This Day in Chemistry, an RSC Learn Chemistry site. rsc.li/chemistry-calendar