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# Solved: Po-218 is an alpha emitter with a half-life of 3.0 minutes. If a sample contains ISBN: 9780321910295 34

## Solution for problem 94P Chapter 17

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Problem 94P

Problem 94P

Po-218 is an alpha emitter with a half-life of 3.0 minutes. If a sample contains 55 mg of Po-218, how many alpha emissions occur in 6.0 minutes?

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Solution:

Step 1

If the half life is 3.0 min, after 6.0 minutes the number of lifetimes will be

6.0 / 3.0= 2.

The final mass of Po will be:

M(Po-f) = Mo ( 1 / 2n = 55 )

1 / 22 = 55

55 / 4 = 13.75 mg = 0.01375 g

where n is the number of elapsed lifetimes.

If the original mass was 55 mg and the final mass is 13.75 mg, the amount of Po disintegrated will be 55-13.75 = 41.25 mg. The number of Po atoms in 41.25 mg may be calculated by direct proportionality:

218 g 6.02 1023 atoms

41.25 10-03 g X atoms

X = ( 41.25 10-3) (6.02 1023) ] / (218) = 1.139 1020 atoms 1.14 1020 atoms

and this will also be the number of E(alpha-emissions), 1 alpha-particle / disintegrated atom.

Thus  1.14 1020 atoms of alpha emissions occur in 6.0 minutes

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