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Posted by **Mary** on Saturday, February 9, 2008 at 7:49pm.

How long will it take this sample to be reduced to a residual radioactivity of 6.25 microcuries?

Is there a formula to calculate half life?

- Chemistry please help! -
**DrBob222**, Saturday, February 9, 2008 at 9:01pmk = 0.693/t

_{1/2}

Then ln(No/N) = kt

No = 50 microcuries

N = 6.25 microcuries

k from above (t1/2 = 30 years).

t = solve for this.

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