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Inverse Proportion (Examples) Half-Lives of Elements

One approach to describing reaction rates is based on the time required for the concentration of a reactant to decrease to one-half its initial value. This period of time is called the half-life of the reaction, written as *t*1/2.

Source: http://chemwiki.ucdavis.edu/Physical_Chemistry/Nuclear_Chemistry/Half-Lives_and_Radioactive_Decay_Kinetics

Term:

an **asymptote** () of a curve is a line such that the distance between the curve and the line __approaches__ zero as they tend to infinity.

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