What is carbon dating? - Science and Technology 2

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What is carbon dating?

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  1. Carbon consumption of animals and plants stops after death and only the decaying processes of C-14 take place continuously.
  2. The ratio of C-14 to C-12 changes constantly with time as C-12 is nonradioactive in dead plants and animals.
  3. The time passed since the death of a plant or animal can be calculated by carbon dating i.e. by measuring the radioactivity of C-14 and the ratio of C-14 to C-12 present in the remains of the dead organism.
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Chapter 1: Heredity and Evolution - Answer the following questions

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SCERT Maharashtra Question Bank 10th Standard SSC Science and Technology 2 Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 1 Heredity and Evolution
Answer the following questions | Q 2.1

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