How half-life is related to the random nature of radioactive decay.
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- 04-10-2017 19:01
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- 04-10-2017 20:43
Nevertheless, amongst large quantities of the same atom, there will still be atoms that decay in a consistent manner. It is still impossible to predict when an individual atom will decay and therefore deemed random. Over time all of the atoms will decay.
Half-life is the time period required for half of the atoms in a given quantity to spontaneously decay.