physical science

carbon dating requires that the object being tested contains what?

  1. 👍 0
  2. 👎 0
  3. 👁 76
asked by Jessica
  1. how about carbon?
    The carbon that is dated be part of organic matter that acquired carbon as the result of photosynthesis, the consumption of plants, or animals that consume plants. The original carbon must have come from the atmosphere.

    1. 👍 0
    2. 👎 0
    posted by drwls
  2. There should be the word "must" after "dated"

    1. 👍 0
    2. 👎 0
    posted by drwls
  3. Carbon dating requires that the object being tested contains what?

    1. 👍 0
    2. 👎 0
    posted by kysha
  4. organic material

    1. 👍 0
    2. 👎 0

Respond to this Question

First Name

Your Response

Similar Questions

  1. Chemistry

    What is the famous isotope used in archeological dating? carbon 12 I thought it was carbon 14 yes carbon 14-- made an error But if you knew, why are you asking these questions? I need reaasurance, so when I have a test I know the

    asked by Schooler on October 15, 2006
  2. Chem 2 help

    what is the significance of calculating the half life of a reaction? How has the concept of half-life been used to develop the method of carbon dating? If a substance does not contain the element carbon can the method of carbon

    asked by anonymous. on November 11, 2014
  3. Science

    What process involves the comparison of rock layers with others in a sequence to determine its age? radioactive decay radiometric dating relative dating absolute dating To determine the most accurate and precise age of Earth's

    asked by Abby on October 30, 2013
  4. Physics

    Why would the carbon dating method be useless in dating old coins but not old pieces of adobe brick?

    asked by Emily on April 24, 2008
  5. sci

    are radiocarbon dating and carbon-14 dating the same thing?

    asked by Lena on July 19, 2009
  6. Science/Geology

    In living things, what is the source of the carbon-14 that is used in radiocarbon dating? A. Carbon dioxide in rocks B. Carbonic acid in caves C. Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere D. Carbon dioxide in water

    asked by Mila on February 7, 2019
  7. College Algebra

    Carbon-14 Dating. Only 10% of the carbon-14 in a samll wooden bowl remains. How old is the bowl? Half life of carbon is 5700 years.

    asked by Vince on December 8, 2010
  8. Math

    The half-life of carbon-14, which is used in dating archaeological finds, is 5730 yr. Assume that 100% of the carbon-14 is present at time 0 yr, or x=0. Write the equation that expresses the percentage of carbon-14 remaining as a

    asked by Hanna on October 11, 2011
  9. Algebra 2

    Carbon Dating: Use the formula y= ae^-.00012t where a is the initial amount of carbon-14 , t is the number of years ago the animal lived, and y is the remaining amount after t years how old is a fossil remain that has lost 95% of

    asked by Ana on March 11, 2010
  10. Algebra 2/ Chemistry?

    Carbon Dating: Use the formula y= ae^-.00012t where a is the initial amount of carbon-14 , t is the number of years ago the animal lived, and y is the remaining amount after t years how old is a fossil remain that has lost 95% of

    asked by Ana on March 11, 2010

More Similar Questions