The radioisotope studies today decays following either zero order or first order, or second order kinetics. The graphs produced by the integrated rate law plot different variables on the x and y axis depending on the order of the reaction. Look up in your textbook for the straight line plots of these three types of rate laws. Draw the plots in your notebook and label it. Give an equation that can be use to determine the half life of the radioisotope.
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Shown below are the straight line plots,
zero-order reaction : [concentration] vs time
first-order reaction : ln[concentration] vs time
second order reaction : 1/[concentration] vs time
[concentration] represents the amount of substrate remaining at time t
k = rate constant
Half life for,
zero-order reaction : t1/2 = initial [concentration] of substrate/2k
first order reaction : t1/2 = 0.693/k
second order reaction : t1/2 = 1/k x iniitial [concentration] of substrate
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