Isotopes and Radioactive Decay
The isotope C14 has a half-life of 5700 years. What fraction of the C14 atoms will decay (a) each year, and (b) each minute?© SolutionLibrary Inc. solutionlibary.com 9836dcf9d7 https://solutionlibrary.com/chemistry/general-chemistry/isotopes-and-radioactive-decay-397
...alf-life" and "decay constant".
The "half-life" (or t1/2) of a radioactive isotope is defined as the time that is required for one half of the original number of atoms to decay. The half-life of an isotope is defined by the following equation:
The "decay constant" (l) is a constant-the decay constant for each isotope has a different value. The relationship between ...