Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32162-592-7
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Chapter 30 - Nuclear Physics and Radioactivity - Misconceptual Questions: 11

Answer

Choice D.

Work Step by Step

The decay constant is proportional to the probability of a nucleus decaying. It is inversely proportional to the half-life, so the material with the largest decay constant corresponds to the shortest half-life.
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