Half-life of a first-order reaction

Deriving half-life equation of a first-order reaction starting from the integrated rate law.

First-order reaction example

Example of using the integrated rate law to solve for time and concentration, and calculating the half life for a first-order reaction.

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# Half-life and carbon dating

Carbon dating is a real-life example of a first-order reaction. This video explains half-life in the context of radioactive decay. Created by Sal Khan.