We’re asked to **determine the half-life (t _{1/2}) of polonium** based on the elapsed time of 14.0 minutes and the remaining amount of 1/16

Remember that half-life is defined as the time it takes to half the amount of a substance due to decay.

Typically, we discuss this when we´re reviewing radioactive materials such as Uranium or Polonium. Radioactive decay always proceeds as a **First Order Rection**, therefore we are dealing with a **1st order reaction**.

You are experimenting with a radioactive sample of polonium. At the end of 14.0 minutes, exactly 1/16 of the polonium remains. What is the corresponding half life, T_{1/2}, of polonium?