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    How do you calculate specific activity, total activity, and % radioactivity given the information in the attachment?

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    See the attached word document.

    You should be able to trace the glycolysis/CAC and calculate the radio activities now.

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    How do you calculate specific activity, total activity, and % radioactivity given the information in the attachment?

    Some definitions to start off with:

    Activity - The amount of radiation released in a given amount of time. In your case, activity is being measured in disintegrations per minute (DPM).

    Specific Activity - The amount of radiation released in a given amount of time per amount of radioactive substance. The "concentration of radioactivity", if you like. Since you are measuring glucose in moles and radioactivity in DPM, you would express ...

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    The expert calculates the specific activity, total activity and 1% radioactivity for given information.

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