Find the half-life of an element which decays by 3.419% each day.?
The Half life is ___________ Days
could someone explain the process?
- Vincent GLv 77 months ago
Each day, the remaining isotope is 96.581% of what it was the day before.
So what happens is that you will get, after "n" days, 0.96581^n.
The equation to solve is therefore 0.5 = 0.96581^n where the number of days is "n".
That is easily done with the logarithms.