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Homework Help: Chem 2

Posted by Kristina on Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 9:55pm.

The half-life for the radioactive decay of U-238 is 4.5 billion years and is independent of initial concentration.

a) How long will it take for 10% of the U-238 atoms in a sample of U- 238 to decay?

b)If a sample of U-238 initially contained 1.9×1018 atoms when the universe was formed 13.8 billion years ago, how many U-238 atoms will it contain today?

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