Featured in PASCO’s College Chemistry Instructor Guide
College Instructor edition with 36 experiments covering introductory and general chemistry topics.
Half-Life of an Isotope
Use an alpha beta gamma radiation sensor to investigate the radioactive decay and half-life of an isotope.
Students investigate the radioactive decay and half-life of an isotope.
Students gain experience conducting the following procedures:
- Measuring the radioactive decay of barium-137m.
- Calculating the decay constant and half-life of an isotope.
Sensors / Equipment Used:
A highly sensitive Geiger-Muller Counter measures beta, gamma, and alpha radiation. For use with PASPORT Interfaces.
Demonstrate the properties of radioactive decay. Based on the original Union Carbide patented design, it offers exceptional performance, ease-of-use and safe operation.
The Associated Bundle:
Contains the probeware for completing experiments in the College Chemistry lab manual.