Posts by Nivia
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Natural Uranium contains 15 percent Sm147. Sm147 is radioactive and decays by alpha decay. What will be the number of disintegrations per gram per second of the natural element? The half-life of Sm147 is 1.3x1010 years.
Radium has a half-life of 1620 years and decays into radon, which has a half-life of 3.82 days. A 10-gm source of radium is sealed, and the radon produced is pumped off every 24 hours. How many mill curies of radon are pumped off each time?