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Chapter 20, Problem 20.30QP

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CHEMISTRY: ATOMS FIRST VOL 1 W/CON...

14th Edition
Burdge
ISBN: 9781259327933

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FindFindarrow_forward

CHEMISTRY: ATOMS FIRST VOL 1 W/CON...

14th Edition
Burdge
ISBN: 9781259327933
Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The age of the rock should be determined.

Concept Introduction:

  • Half-life period: The time required to reduce to half of its original value and it is denoted by t1/2.
  • This term is popularly use in nuclear chemistry, to describe the stability & instability of atoms or radioactive decay.
  • For determination of first order rate constant K in half –life period we use the equation,

k=0.693t1/2

  • The half-life in first order does not depend upon the initial concentration.

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