Chapter 3. Chemically Identical and Yet Not the Same

  1. Dr Wolfram Meier-Augenstein1,2

Published Online: 30 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688762.ch3

Stable Isotope Forensics: An Introduction to the Forensic Application of Stable Isotope Analysis

Stable Isotope Forensics: An Introduction to the Forensic Application of Stable Isotope Analysis

How to Cite

Meier-Augenstein, W. (2010) Chemically Identical and Yet Not the Same, in Stable Isotope Forensics: An Introduction to the Forensic Application of Stable Isotope Analysis, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470688762.ch3

Author Information

  1. 1

    Centre for Anatomy & Human Identification, University of Dundee, UK

  2. 2

    SCRI, Invergowrie, Dundee, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 19 MAR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470517055

Online ISBN: 9780470688762

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Keywords:

  • chemically identical and yet not the same;
  • chemically indistinguishable compounds isotopically distinguishable - do not share same origin, derived from different source;
  • stable isotope analysis - protecting people from being convicted falsely;
  • analytical methods in forensic science - identifying constituent elements of a substance;
  • differentiating between source and origin - distinction made where two substances do not share same provenance