Half Rxns  [ENDORSED]


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Half Rxns

Postby donnanguyen1d » Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:26 pm

In lecture, it was mentioned that the compound with the longest half life is the most stable, why is that?

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Re: Half Rxns  [ENDORSED]

Postby Ishan Saha 1L » Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:36 pm

Substances that more readily decompose are less stable, and thus decompose fast causing it to have a shorter half life.
Substances that do not readily decompose are more stable, and thus decompose relatively slowly, causing it to have a longer half life.

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Re: Half Rxns

Postby Chem_Mod » Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:13 pm

If something takes longer to degrade, then it is more stable!


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