### Half life

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**Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:55 pm**Can we use the half life formulas for zero order and second order in practical life examples?

Created by Dr. Laurence Lavelle

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Posted: **Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:55 pm**

Can we use the half life formulas for zero order and second order in practical life examples?

Posted: **Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:56 pm**

yes

Posted: **Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:20 am**

Yes, just plug your given values into the equations and solve!

Posted: **Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:27 am**

Yes you can. You can use the half life formulas and also plug in your values for time and concentration into the zero order and second order equations as well.

Posted: **Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:02 am**

Yes, first order half lives apply to radioactive decay. Zero order and Second order half lives exist in real life with other processes

Posted: **Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:23 am**

Also, be sure to use the appropriate half life equation based on the order!

Posted: **Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:58 am**

Yeah, unless otherwise given in another form

Posted: **Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:23 pm**

Yes, just be sure to include use the proper equation for the corresponding order.