whats happens in one half life of a sample of a radioactive isotone such as carbon 14

The half-life of a radioactive isotope is the time taken for half its radioactive atoms to decay. During one half-life of a sample of a radioactive isotope such as carbon-14, half of the mass of the isotope breaks down into simpler atoms through radioactive decay. The half-life of carbon-14 is 5,715 years.

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The half-life of a radioactive isotope is the time taken for half its radioactive atoms to decay. During one half-life of a sample of a radioactive isotope such as carbon-14, half of the mass of the isotope breaks down into simpler atoms through radioactive decay. The half-life of carbon-14 is 5,715 years.

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