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The half-life of 131I is 8.04 days. (a) Convert the half-life to seconds. s (b) Calculate the decay constant for this isotope. s−1 (c) Convert 0.650 μCi to the SI unit the becquerel. Bq (d) Find the number of 131I nuclei necessary to produce a sample with an activity of 0.650 μCi. 131I nuclei (e) Suppose the activity of a certain 131I sample is 7.10 mCi at a given time. Find the number of half-lives the sample goes through in 40.2 d and the activity at the end of that period. (Enter your answer for the number of half-lives to at least one decimal place.) half-lives mCi

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