## What is branching ratio chemistry?

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In chemistry and physics, the branching ratio is the ratio of the rate constant for a particular product of a reaction to the rate constant for the total set of possible products.

## How do you calculate nuclei decay?

Radioactive decay law: N = N.e-λt The rate of nuclear decay is also measured in terms of half-lives. The half-life is the amount of time it takes for a given isotope to lose half of its radioactivity. If a radioisotope has a half-life of 14 days, half of its atoms will have decayed within 14 days.

**What is the lifetime of a particle?**

Reviewing Particle Lifetimes What we call the lifetime is the time it takes for a sample to decay so 1/e (~30%) of the sample is left; after 2 lifetimes, 1/e2 of the sample is left, and so on.

### How do you calculate decay activity?

- Activity = λN.
- = (0.693/8 days) x (1/86,400 sec/day) x (3 x 1017 atoms)
- = 3 x 1011 atoms/sec I-131.
- = 3 x 1011 dps I-131.

### What is e1 lifetime?

Mean lifetime is the time at which the population of the assembly is reduced to 1/e ≈ 0.367879441 times its initial value.

**Does the proton decay?**

[+] To the best of our understanding, the proton is a truly stable particle, and has never been observed to decay. Because of the various conservation laws of particle physics, a proton can only decay into lighter particles than itself. It cannot decay into a neutron or any other combination of three quarks.

## How do you calculate the branching ratio and partial width?

By recalling the definitions of a branching ratio and partial width Γf , Pf =Γf /Γ, one can rewrite: 2. Γ=fff2()πρVM0 • This is how theorists calculate partial widths if they know how to calculate a matrix element responsible for the decay (as we will see, decays and scatterings look very much alike).

## What is the relationship between J and E and branching ratios?

Since the partial widths are generally rather weak functions of J, the branching ratios should be relatively constant up to E = E thr. At higher energies, the direct mechanism begins to contribute and the branching ratios will begin to show much more rapid variation against E.

**Are branching ratios different between the direct and resonant mechanisms?**

In particular, one expects that the branching ratios into the product rovibrational states will be very different between the direct and the resonant mechanisms.

### How do you calculate the required reinforcement area of a branch?

ß = smaller angle between axes of branch and run. A 1 : Required Reinforcement Area for branch under internal pressure : A 1 = t h X d 1 (2-Sin ß). Actual available area is calculated as sum of three parts A 2, A 3 and A 4. It must be more than required reinforcement area A 1. i.e. A 2 +A 3 +A 4 >= A 1.