Given a question such as- 'The half life of element 'x' is 2 hours and starting with 10mL of 'x' how much of 'x' is left after t hours?'

What is the best way of approaching this? Draw a graph and find values? Integration?

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- Mar 24th 2013, 12:11 AMcamjerlamsFinding equations for half life
Given a question such as- 'The half life of element 'x' is 2 hours and starting with 10mL of 'x' how much of 'x' is left after t hours?'

What is the best way of approaching this? Draw a graph and find values? Integration? - Mar 24th 2013, 01:27 AMDebstaRe: Finding equations for half life
You need to get an equation that relates quantity (in mL) to time t (hours).

Start with a table of values and see if you can find the equation

ie

t qty

0 10mL

2 5mL

4 2.5 mL etc