Posted by Mindy on .
The halflife for beta decay of strontium90 is 28.8 years. A milk sample is found to contain 10.3 ppm strontium90. How many years would pass before the strontium90 concentration would drop to 1.0 ppm?

Chemistry 
DrBob222,
k = 0.693/t_{1/2}
Substitute k into the equation below.
ln(No/N) = kt
No = 10.3 ppm
N = 1.0 ppm
k from above.
t = ? 
Chemistry 
Mindy,
DR.BOB222 ENGLISH PLEASE?????? I know how to get the beta decay for strontium. just having a hard time with the concentration of strontium and the amount of yrs. passed....please help!!

Chemistry 
DrBob222,
All you need to do is to substitute 28.8 years into equation 1 I gave you to solve for k, then substitute k into the
ln(No/N) = kt and solve for t.
I TOLD you what to substitute for No and I told you what to substitute for N and k. You have only to solve for t. t is approximately 100 years for the Sr to decay to about 1.0 ppm. 
Chemistry 
joe,
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