## Half Rxns [ENDORSED]

$aR \to bP, Rate = -\frac{1}{a} \frac{d[R]}{dt} = \frac{1}{b}\frac{d[P]}{dt}$

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### Half Rxns

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]

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

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