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Posted by **Alice** on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 11:28pm.

What is the decay constant and the half life of the substance?

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**drwls**, Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 1:00amIf T is the half life in days

(1.6)/2.0 = (T/156)^(1/2)

0.8 = 0.08006 T^1/2

9.992 = T^1/2

T = 99.8 days

The decay constant k is related to the half life by

k = ln2/T

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