Answer to Question #178405 in General Chemistry for Jonas

Question #178405

 A cache of Hebrew manuscripts known as the Dead Sea Scroll was found in 1947. The specific activity of Carbon-14 in the linen wrappings of the book of Isaiah was about 0.200 disintegration per second per gram (dps g-1). Carbon-14 in living materials has a specific activity of 0.255 dps g-1. The half-life of Carbon-14 is 5.73 x 103 years. Carbon-14 decay by First order rate law. Calculate the approximate age of the linen


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Expert's answer
2021-04-05T08:00:32-0400

"\\lambda=0.693\/t(\\frac{1}{2})" Therefore the age is 2200 years


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