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N = Nye-* N is the number of atoms of the isotope at time t, the time elapsed. Nq
is the number of atoms of that isotope present when the "clock" was set. The
mathematical constant e has a value of 2.718. A, is a decay constant — that
portion of ...
This means that it is composed of equal numbers of sodium (Na) and chlorine (CI
) atoms. These atoms are arranged in a simple, orderly crystalline pattern. Each
sodium atom is surrounded by six chlorine atoms and each chlorine atom is ...
In a diamond, each carbon atom has 4 electrons in the outer shell to maintain
neutrality, while the need for 8 electrons in that shell is satisfied by electrons that
are shared with adjacent carbon atoms. Neighboring carbon atoms are so close ...
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