half life

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half life

Postby josmit_1D » Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:47 pm

from the half life equation, how do we determine how long it takes the concentration to decrease to other levels such at 1/4 or 1/16 of its original value?

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Re: half life

Postby PranaviKolla2B » Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:15 pm

Since it takes a certain amount of time to become half of the original value (its half life), it would take double the half-life to get to 1/4 of the original amount.

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Re: half life

Postby romina_4C » Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:17 pm

For those types of problems, you just have to use the integrated rate law equations (specified for which order reaction it is). In that case, your [A] will be (1/16)[A]initial, or whatever fraction of the initial the problem specifies.

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Re: half life

Postby Natalie Benitez 1E » Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:20 pm

Based on the half-life you calculated in order to get to get to 1/4 or say 1/6 you would double or triple the half-life you got.

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Re: half life

Postby Matthew Tsai 2H » Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:46 pm

You would use the same integrated rate law depending on the order of reaction and set concentration to 1/4, 1/8, etc. of the initial concentration and solve for t.

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Re: half life

Postby kausalya_1k » Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:57 pm

you would use the integrated rate law in order to find it for values after 1/2 (such as 1/4 and 1/16)

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