Problem 69P

Suppose you a have a 100,000-atom sample of a radioactive nuclide that decays with a half-life of 2.0 days. How many radioactive atoms are left after 10 days?

Problem 69P

Suppose you have a 100,000-atom sample of a radioactive nuclide that decays with a half-life of 2.0 days. How many radioactive atoms are left after 10 days?

Step by Step Solution

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The half life of a radioactive element is defined as the time required to decay half of the initial amount of radioactive element.