Chemistry for Today: General, Orga...

9th Edition
Spencer L. Seager + 2 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305960060

Chemistry for Today: General, Orga...

9th Edition
Spencer L. Seager + 2 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305960060


Chapter 10, Problem 10.36E
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Propose a method for measuring the volume of water in an irregularly shaped swimming pool. You have 1 gallon of water that contains a radioisotope with a long half-life, and a Geiger-Müller counter.

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Chapter 10 Solutions

Chemistry for Today: General, Organic, and Biochemistry
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