A sample of uranium-239 (U-239) decays into neptunium-239 (Np-239) according to the standard decay function:
After 10 minutes, the sample has decayed to 64% of its initial amount.
a) The value of the disintegration constant, pi, is approximately 0.045/min
b) The half-life of U-239 is 15.5 minutes approximately.
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c) Write the equation that gives the amount of U-239 remaining as a function of time, in terms of its half-life.
d) Suppose the initial sample had a mass of 25mg. How fast is the sample decaying after 15 minutes?