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A wooden boat discovered just south of the Great Pyramid

Introductory Chemistry | 5th Edition | ISBN: 9780321910295 | Authors: Nivaldo J Tro ISBN: 9780321910295 34

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Problem 79P

A wooden boat discovered just south of the Great Pyramid in Egypt had a carbon-14 content of approximately 50% of that found in living organisms. How old is the boat?

Step-by-Step Solution:
Step 1 of 2

Solution 79P:

Here, we are going to calculate the old of the boat.

Step1:

 Half life period of the carbon-14 is 5730 years

We know,

t1/2 =

k =

   =

= 1.209x 10-4 yr-1

Step 2 of 2

Chapter 17, Problem 79P is Solved
Textbook: Introductory Chemistry
Edition: 5
Author: Nivaldo J Tro
ISBN: 9780321910295

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