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## a compound decomposes by a first-order process. if 17.0% of the compound decomposes in 60.0 minutes, the half-life of the compound is

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Answer:the half-life of the compound is

223 minutesExplanation:Given the data in the question;

compound decomposes by a first-order process,

17% of compound decomposes in 60 minutes,

the half-life of the compound = ?

Since its a first order reaction, we use the expression;

k = 1/t ln( Co/Cf )

given that; t = 30 minutes, Cf = 1 – 17% of Co = 1 – 0.17 of Co = 0.83Co

we substitute

k = ( 1 / 60 min ) ln( Co / 0.83Co )

k = ( 1 / 60 min ) ln( 1 / 0.83 )

k = 0.016667 × 0.186329578

k = 0.003105555

so get the half life;

= 0.693 / k

we substitute

= 0.693 / 0.003105555

= 223.14 ≈

223 minutesTherefore, the half-life of the compound is

223 minutes