An archeologist analyses the wood in a prehistoric structure and finds that C14 (Half - life=5700 years) to C12 is only one - fourth of that found in the cells buried plants. The age of the wood is about

1. 5700 yr

2. 2850 yr

3. 11,400 yr

4. 22,800 yr

 

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In the nuclear reaction: X(n, α)3Li7 the term X will be :

(1) B105                  (2) B95

(3) B115                  (4) H2e4

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10 g of radioactive material of half-life 15 year is kept in store for 20 years. The disintegrated material mass is [Pb. PMT 2002]

(1) 12.5 g               (2) 10.5 g               (3) 6.03 g              (4) 4.03 g

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If a radioactive nucleus decays according to the following reaction

X18072αX1βX2αX3γX4

then the mass number and the atomic number of X4 then the mass number and the atomic number of X4 will be, respectively [MP PET 2002]

(1) 172, 70                     (2) 172, 69

(3) 172, 68                     (4) 171, 69

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Two radioactive materials X1 and X2 have decay constants 10λ and λ respectively. If initially they have the same number of nuclei, then the ratio of the number of nuclei of X1 to that of X2 will be 1e after a time

(1) 110 λ                     (2) 111 λ

(3) 1110 λ                     (4) 19 λ

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A radioactive material has mean-lives of 1620 yr and 520 yr for α and β-emission. The material decays by simultaneous α and β-emission. The time in which 1/4th of the material remains intact is 

(a) 4675 yr                                 (b) 720 yr

(c) 545 yr                                   (d) 324 yr

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The radioactivity of an element becomes 164th of its original value in 60 seconds. Then the half value period is

(1) 5 sec              (2) 10 sec            (3) 20 sec            (4) 30 sec

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A nucleus of P84210o originally at rest emits α particle with speed ν. What will be the recoil speed of the daughter necleus. [DCE 2002]

(1) 4ν / 206                          (2) 4ν / 214

(3) ν / 206                            (4) ν / 214

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Types of decay
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An atom of mass number 15 and atomic number 7 captures an α-particle and then emits a proton. The mass number and atomic number of the resulting product will respectively be

(1) 14 and 2                          (2) 15 and 3

(3) 16 and 4                          (4) 18 and 8

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If radius of the Al1327 nucleus is estimated to be 3.6 fermi then the radius of T52125e nucleus be nearly

(a) 4 Fermi                                     (b) 5 Fermi

(c) 6 Fermi                                     (d) 8 Fermi

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