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Peter Nguyen 2I
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half life

Postby Peter Nguyen 2I » Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:50 pm

In what situation would we use the half life equation?

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Re: half life

Postby 705170809 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:54 pm

It really depends on what information the problem provides you with, but one example would be if it asked you to calculate how long it takes for the reactant concentration to decrease by half. Another one would be like if they gave you the order and the actual half life, and you have to calculate for K to use in another part of the problem.

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Re: half life

Postby Valeria Viera 1B » Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:56 pm

You should use half life if there’s a questions asking how long does it take for the concentration of “A” to get to a certain percentage of its original concentration
Or when a questions asks how much of A concentration is left after certain years if it’s half life is 10 years or so, for example.

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