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Homework Help: Chemistry

Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, May 1, 2011 at 2:08pm.

The half-life of phosphorus-32 is 14.26 days. The decay constant is k=4.8610−2/days. If you accidentally spill phosphorus-32 onto your shoe, how long would it take before 99.9% of the radioactive material has decayed so that you can safely wear the shoes again?

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