Can someone explain the meaning of half life to me please?

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I really don't understand anything about it so if someone could explain it to me simply then i would be very grateful. Thanks

Posted Thu 12th April, 2012 @ 16:21 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR

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Basically, the half life is the time taken for half of a radioactive atomic nuclei of an element to break down (this is only relevant to radioactive nucleis). The quicker the radioactive decay, or half life, the less reactive the nuclei becomes. 

Answered Thu 12th April, 2012 @ 16:32 by Caitlin Brooker
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Caitlin Brooker

thanks I understand it more now.

Answered Thu 12th April, 2012 @ 17:56 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR