The table below contains the decay series of Polonium 218. Fill in the right hand column to indicate the type of radioactive decay of each isotope.
A chunk of Po 218 has been placed in a box. If you were to analyse the sample a few days later, what would be its likely makeup?
On the graph below draw a line that illustrated the decay of Po 218.
On the same set of axes draw a graph of the amount of Pb 214 that is created by this process.
The graph of the amount of Pb 214 is actually a little more complex as it starts to decay as soon as it is created.
Shown here are the relative amounts of Po 218, Pb 214, Bi 214 and Pb 210.
Identify which trace belongs to each of the four isotopes.
Po 214, which is the daughter isotope of Bi 214 has not been shown in this diagram. Suggest a reason why it has been omitted.
During which time period is more Pb 214 created than decays.
At what time is the rate of creation and decay of Bi 214 about equal?