Dear Andrew,

To help you with your question one would need to know a few more specifics such as chemical nature of the organic solid and d2H values of the 2 waters A and B used for the exchange experiment for starters.

You are welcome to contact me off-line if you feel you cannot share the specifics of your experiment with the list.



Prof. Dr W Meier-Augenstein, CChem, FRSC
Stable Isotope Forensics & Analytical Sciences

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Subject: [ISOGEOCHEM] help interpreting 2H exchange exp't

Dear all

I've run an exchange experiment on a solid organic as described in
Meier-Augenstein et al. 2011. Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom.

I estimated the non-exchangeable 2H ratio to be -178.  The estimated
fraction of exchangeable H in the sample was 0.0005.

When I re-run the sample in a bulk analysis, the total (i.e.
exchangeable + non-exchangeable) ratio was -190.

Would someone be so kind as to explain how this is possible with a
near-zero fraction of exchangeable H?

Many thanks!


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