Half life

$\frac{d[R]}{dt}=-k; [R]=-kt + [R]_{0}; t_{\frac{1}{2}}=\frac{[R]_{0}}{2k}$

Niyanta Joshi 1F
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Half life

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

Michelle Chernyak 1J
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Re: Half life

yes

Lily Guo 1D
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Re: Half life

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

Sabah Islam 1G
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Re: Half life

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.

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Re: Half life

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

Priyanka Bhakta 1L
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Re: Half life

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

Juanalv326
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Re: Half life

Yeah, unless otherwise given in another form

Christopher Anisi 2K
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Re: Half life

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