Main Question or Discussion Point
Can we Carbon Date a Gas or must it always be a solid?
As long as the gas has been totally isolated from the atmospheric CO2 over the millennia, the Carbon 14 content can be relied on not to have changed. Plants lock it in more reliably.Can we Carbon Date a Gas or must it always be a solid?
That's OK, Thank YouYou can measure carbon isotopes in CO2 in a GC/MS. Here is one paper that does that (chosen at random from google search):
Edit: oops this wasn't CO2, it was "organic gasses".