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I've figured out most of it. I'm not sure how to find the percentage ofd the isotope.
Define the half life. The half-life of a radioisotope is found to be 4.55 minutes. If the decay follows first order kinetics, what percentage of isotope will remain after 2.00 hours if you start with 10.00 g?
T1/2= (.693)/k 4.55min = (.693)/k k =.152min-1

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    Never mind I figured it out
    Ln(At)=-(.152min-1)(120min)+ln(10)
    Ln(At)= -18.24+(2.30)
    Ln(At)=-15.9
    e^At=e^-15.9
    At= 1.19 x 10^-7
    %=1.19 x 10^-7 x 100
    =1.19 x 10^-5 % of the isotope

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