Problem: Polonium-218 is an alpha emitter with a half-life of 3.0 minutes. If a sample contains 56 mg of Po-218 (atomic mass = 218.008965 amu), how many alpha emissions occur in 26.0 minutes?

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Polonium-218 is an alpha emitter with a half-life of 3.0 minutes. If a sample contains 56 mg of Po-218 (atomic mass = 218.008965 amu), how many alpha emissions occur in 26.0 minutes?

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