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Posted: 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?
Re: Half Rxns [ENDORSED]
Posted: 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.
Re: Half Rxns
Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:13 pm
If something takes longer to degrade, then it is more stable!