Quantcast

A community for students. Sign up today!

Here's the question you clicked on:

55 members online
  • 0 replying
  • 0 viewing

Bri_Durbin

  • 2 years ago

Carbon-14 has a half-life of 5,730 years. If the age of an object older than 50,000 years cannot be determined by radiocarbon dating, then carbon-14 levels in a sample are undetectable after approximately ten half-lives. carbon-14 levels in a sample are undetectable after approximately nine half-lives. the half-life of carbon-14 is too long to accurately date the object. a radioisotope with a shorter half-life should be used to date the object.

  • This Question is Closed
  1. Bri_Durbin
    • 2 years ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    Care to help????

  2. cpm1210
    • 2 years ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    I think it should be: a radioisotope with a shorter half-life should be used to date the object. This is because every element has the identical isotope that just changes in neutrons, but has the same atomic number

  3. Not the answer you are looking for?
    Search for more explanations.

    • Attachments:

Ask your own question

Ask a Question
Find more explanations on OpenStudy

Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.

spraguer (Moderator)
5 → View Detailed Profile

is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...

23

  • Teamwork 19 Teammate
  • Problem Solving 19 Hero
  • You have blocked this person.
  • ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...

Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.

This is the testimonial you wrote.
You haven't written a testimonial for Owlfred.