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A mark scheme says for the definition of radioactive decay constant:
Probability of decay "in unit time".

Is that the same as per unit time?
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A mark scheme says for the definition of radioactive decay constant:
Probability of decay "in unit time".

Is that the same as per unit time?
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yeah, the decay constant is a RATE, and rate is always measured per unit of time or 'in' unit of time. Same meaning.
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yeah, the decay constant is a RATE, and rate is always measured per unit of time or 'in' unit of time. Same meaning.
Ok, that makes sense.
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