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Unformatted text preview: minute per gram of carbon. The half-life of 14 C is 5715 years. Calculate the age of the shroud. (3pts) k = .693/t 1/2 = .693/5715 yr = 1.213 e-4 per year t= -1 [ln(N t /N o )] = -1 x ln(9.7/16.3) = 4.28 e3 years k 1.213 e-4 yr-1 5. Describe the process of fission and summarize the main conditions required. (2 pts) Questions 21. 40-21.42 in your book would be great additional practice . . . hint hint Chemistry 106 Recitation 3-24 Fission is the splitting on an atom releasing energy. A fissile isotope and a low energy neutron that can be absorbed causing the spontaneous fission of the nucleus are required for the fission process. Questions 21. 40-21.42 in your book would be great additional practice . . . hint hint...
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