If two reactions have the same order, the faster reaction will have a shorter half-life, and the slower reaction will have a longer half-life.The half-life of a first-order reaction under a given set of reaction conditions is a constant.To demonstrate that isotopes of an element have different masses; that isotopes are atoms of the same element that have different numbers of neutrons; and that atomic mass is the weighted average of the naturally occurring isotopes of an element.This is the first in a three-lesson series about isotopes, radioactive decay, and the nucleus.In a first-order reaction, every half-life is the same length of time. Calculate the half-life for the hydrolysis reaction under these conditions.If a freshly prepared solution of cis-platin has a concentration of 0.053 M, what will be the concentration of cis-platin after 5 half-lives? What is the percent completion of the reaction after 5 half-lives? Given: rate constant, initial concentration, and number of half-lives Asked for: half-life, final concentrations, and percent completion Strategy: at 650°C.Prerequisite understanding for this lesson can be found at the 6-8 level, particularly the idea that "atoms of any element are alike but different from atoms of other elements." (4D Structure of Matter (6-8) #1) The ideas in this lesson are essential for building an understanding of the concept that the nucleus of radioactive isotopes spontaneously decays.
However, when the organism dies, the amount of c14 declines such that the longer the time since death the lower the levels of c14 in organic tissue.This lesson helps students build their understanding of the properties of matter, specifically it will help them understand that average atomic mass is not a simple average, but is weighted according to percent abundance.Before working on this lesson, students should be familiar with the periodic table and should have had some basic instruction in the following concepts: isotopes, mass number, and atomic number.This is not true for zeroth- and second-order reactions.The half-life of a first-order reaction is independent of the concentration of the reactants.Students should be able to describe an atom and its basic structure.