Besides the radioactive elements, do the other elements on the Periodic Table of the Elements have half-lives?
Originally posted by zoobyshoe
Rust, I guess, Fz+.
Lurch, I have never heard this.
Are you pulling legs?
"Thinking about it some more. If everything has a half-life, does everything end up decaying into hydrogen and then disintegrating into subatomic particles from there?"
What were the ingredients of the 'Big Bang' soup?
Originally posted by selfAdjoint
I don't think anyone has ever seen a proton decay. The 10^30 years figure (now pushed up to 6*10^32, I believe) is a lower limit. They got it by observing 10^30 protons for a year and none decayed.
Originally posted by alchemist
if what is said is true,that all elements have a half-life, then it means that they would continue to disintegrate over time and would there be a stage where they would become the simplest form of particles and therefore stop disintegrating?