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Probability of an unstable atom becoming stable and not

  1. Sep 27, 2015 #1
    Is the probability of an unstable atom becoming stable known and vice verse; is the probability of an unstable atom not becoming stable known? In other words if there were a thousands unstable atoms, how many of these unstable particles would become stable? Thank you very much for your help!
     
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  3. Sep 27, 2015 #2

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    Zero. If it's unstable, it's unstable.
     
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