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Radioactive Review

Half lives + Radioactive Decay

decrease in this can be used to date organic remains C-14
this remains the same in both living and dead organisms C-12
a change in the number of neutrons isotope
a change in the number of protons different element
having a longer half life more stable
having a shorter half life less stable
the result of 2 half lives 25% remaining
the result of 3 half lives 12.5% remaining
the result of 1 half life 50% remaining
can be used to cause radioactive decay alpha particles, beta particles, gamma rays
Created by: cadetjt