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Ch.1 - Intro to General Chemistry
Ch.2 - Atoms & Elements
Ch.3 - Chemical Reactions
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Ch.4 - Chemical Quantities & Aqueous Reactions
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Ch.7 - Quantum Mechanics
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Ch.12 - Solutions
Ch.13 - Chemical Kinetics
Ch.14 - Chemical Equilibrium
Ch.15 - Acid and Base Equilibrium
Ch.16 - Aqueous Equilibrium
Ch. 17 - Chemical Thermodynamics
Ch.18 - Electrochemistry
Ch.19 - Nuclear Chemistry
Ch.20 - Organic Chemistry
Ch.22 - Chemistry of the Nonmetals
Ch.23 - Transition Metals and Coordination Compounds

Solution: The curve to the right shows the radioactive decay of a particular sample of a nucleus called Element A. A particular nucleus survives for the first five hours, what's the probability that particular

Solution: The curve to the right shows the radioactive decay of a particular sample of a nucleus called Element A. A particular nucleus survives for the first five hours, what's the probability that particular

Problem

The curve to the right shows the radioactive decay of a particular sample of a nucleus called Element A. A particular nucleus survives for the first five hours, what's the probability that particular nucleus of Element A will decal between hours 5 and 10? What is the probability that particular nucleus of element A will decay between 5 and 20 hours?

Solution

We have to determine the probability of decay of a certain element A between certain time intervals using the given graph.

Radioactive decay is a process whereby an unstable nucleus undergoes breakdown to form relatively stable nuclei.

The time that it takes for half of a radioactive substance to decay is called the half-life.

We will start by labelling the given graph so that it is easier to read and extract values from it.


 

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