Problem: Cobalt-60, which undergoes beta decay, has a half-life of 5.26 yr.How many beta particles are emitted in 205 s by a 3.55 mg sample of 60Co?

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Cobalt-60, which undergoes beta decay, has a half-life of 5.26 yr.

How many beta particles are emitted in 205 s by a 3.55 mg sample of 60Co?

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