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harini desiraju Grade: 12
        

Take a radioactive sample.Every radioactive metal has the tendency to disintegrate.Then how is it possible that only half of the taken atoms disintegrate at some particular interval of time?

7 years ago

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SAGAR SINGH - IIT DELHI
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Dear harini,


Half-life is the period of time it takes for a substance undergoing decay to decrease by half. The name was originally used to describe a characteristic of unstable atoms (radioactive decay), but may apply to any quantity which follows a set-rate decay.


 


SAGAR SINGH


B.Tech, Chemical Engg


IIT Delhi

7 years ago
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