A pharmacist must calculate the shelf life for an antibiotic. The antibiotic is stored as a solid and a fresh solution must be prepared for the patient. The antibiotic is unstable in solution and decomposes according to the following data:
1.24 x 10-2
0.92 x 10-2
0.68 x 10-2
0.50 x 10-2
0.37 x 10-2
This is a first order process.
Calculate the half-life for the antibiotic. The units should be in days and should be calculated to three significant figures
Calculate the rate constant (with appropriate units) for a first order reaction which is 30.0% complete in 363 s.How long will it take for the reaction to go to 95.5% completion?