Radon price: $4/m ??


by Bruce Bacher
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Bruce Bacher
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Mar31-05, 10:18 AM
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I'm doing some research on Radon. I have to put together a PowerPoint presentation that describes its origins, properties, characteristics, etc. (Each student was assigned a different element.)

One piece of information I'm required to report on is current price to purchase a sample of the element. I have found only one source that mentions a purchase price for Radon, and it says "Radon can be purchased for approximately $4/m." - without further explanation.

What is "m"?? I assume it must be a unit of volume or mass, but if so I'm not familiar with it.

Any ideas?
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Mmmmm metre, that well known unit of mass...

Can we see the source?
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Mar31-05, 11:07 AM
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Yes, of course! Sorry, I should have posted that.

The actual quote is "Radon is available at a cost of about $4/m."

http://www.scescape.net/~woods/elements/radon.html

edit: That same source has a table above the text which states that the cost is "$/100g" (no numeric value is given).

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Mar31-05, 11:21 AM
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Radon price: $4/m ??


Hmmm... I just found another source that says: "Radon is available at a cost of about $4/m Ci."

I know that Ci is a Curie, measuring radioactivity. Could "m Ci" mean mCi: a milli-Curie?

edit: second source is http://www.speclab.com/elements/radon.htm
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Mar31-05, 11:52 AM
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Hmmm... I just found another source that says: "Radon is available at a cost of about $4/m Ci."

I know that Ci is a Curie, measuring radioactivity. Could "m Ci" mean mCi: a milli-Curie?
That would be right.

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Mar31-05, 11:54 AM
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Woohoo! That makes a lot more sense than "m"!


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