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Half-Life Definition

Chemistry Glossary Definition of Half-Life

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An element's half-life is one way to gauge its radioactivity.

An element's half-life is one way to gauge its radioactivity.

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Half-Life Definition: The time required to convert one half of a reactant to product. The term is commonly applied to radioactive decay, where the reactant is the parent isotope and the product is a daughter isotope.

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