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The currently accepted value for the half-life of will remain; a quarter will remain after 11,460 years; an eighth after 17,190 years; and so on.

The equation relating rate constant to half-life for first order kinetics is \[ k = \dfrac \label\] so the rate constant is then \[ k = \dfrac = 1.21 \times 10^ \text^ \label\] and Equation \(\ref\) can be rewritten as \[N_t= N_o e^ \label\] or \[t = \left(\dfrac \right) t_ = 8267 \ln \dfrac = 19035 \log_ \dfrac \;\;\; (\text) \label\] The sample is assumed to have originally had the same (rate of decay) of d/min.g (where d = disintegration).

Scientists use a technique called radiometric **dating** to estimate the ages of rocks, fossils, and the earth.

Many people have been led to believe that radiometric **dating** methods have proved the earth to be billions of years old.

The **carbon**-14 isotope would vanish from Earth's atmosphere in less than a million years were it not for the constant influx of cosmic rays interacting with molecules of nitrogen (NFigure 1: Diagram of the formation of **carbon**-14 (forward), the decay of **carbon**-14 (reverse).

**Carbon**-14 is constantly be generated in the atmosphere and cycled through the **carbon** and nitrogen cycles.

Libby in the late 1940s, began with the discovery of the isotopic *carbon*-14 atom.

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