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Homework Help: Does the half-life of a radioactive element stay the same?

  1. Dec 27, 2004 #1
    As the temperature increases and pressure remaining constant. Does the half-life of a radioactive element stay the same?

    Also, Which gaseous radioactive waste product that is released into the atmosphere after it has decayed to a safe radiation level?
    radon-222, radium-226, cesium-137, cobalt-60 ?
     
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2004
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  3. Dec 27, 2004 #2
    search google-- btw I sent the card you wanted

    lol i read half-life and thought u were talking about the video game
     
  4. Dec 27, 2004 #3
    Can I make the process hurry along?
    Unfortunately, no. Each radionuclide has its own characteristic half-life. No operation or process of any kind (i.e., chemical or physical) has ever been shown to change the rate at which a radionuclide decays.

    from a website... I assume temp is includded
     
  5. Dec 28, 2004 #4
    :rofl: :tongue2:
     
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