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Radiometric dating or carbon dating which is more accurate? - Answers.com

por Linda Picot (2019-10-21)


You cannot say that carbon dating is more or less accurate than radiometric dating since it is a form of radiometric dating

Is carbon 14 dating radiometric dating?
Carbon 14 dating is one tpye of radiometric dating. It is used for foreign singles destermiing the age of samples of one-living entities. See related links for more information.

What is the difference between carbon dating and radioactive dating?
Carbon dating is one type of radiometric dating, there are others. Carbon dating uses the carbon-14 isotope, with a half life of about 5700 years. Carbon dating has the peculiar property that it works primarily on dead things. Other forms of radioactive dating are more broadly applicable.

How would a scientist determine the age of a fossilized dinosaur egg?
That can be deduced from the geological layer in which it is found; or (probably more accurate), radiometric dating can be used.

Is stratigraphic dating accurate for dating fossils?
Carbon dating and radioactive dating are more effective, assuming those arn't the same thing. =]

What is the importance of radiometric dating?
The importance of radiometric dating is that it allows us to tell how old some things are. There are different methods of radiometric dating, and they apply to different things and they have different lengths of time, at least as regards the age of a sample, that they can speak to. For instance, in radiocarbon dating, there really isn't a way to date something to 100,000 years or more. It is only accurate to a...

In order for radiometric dating to be accurate what must be true about the daughter material at the time a rock formed?
There must be more daughter isotopes than parent isotopes for a rock to be younger

What method provides the most accurate estimate of a fossils age?
The method of Absolute Dating using Radiometric measures is most accurate as it provides an approximate, but yet also more accurate result, compared to relative dating which is only comparing the age of one fossil to others locally and globally, which does not define the age at all.

What can radiometric dating tell us about the age of rocks that the Law Superposition cannot?
Radiometric dating can give us the absolute age of the rock. Trace fossils and the Law of Superposition can only provide the relative age of the rock. Radiometric dating is far more specific in formation analysis.

What are the limitations of carbon-14 dating?
Carbon-14 dating is normally used by archaeologists rather than geologists because it ceases to be accurate at ages over 50,000-60,000 years. The half life of carbon 14 is about 5,000 years, so it becomes increasingly difficult to detect at time much longer than this. Geologists use radiometric dating employing other elements that decay more slowly such as uranium/lead and potassium/argon for rocks, particularly very old rocks.

How does carbon dating support Darwin's theory?
Carbon dating actually contributes very little to the available evidence for evolutionary theory. C14 dating can be used to measure ages between some 60.000 and 500 years, which is no more than a geological eye-blink. Most of the evidence for evolutionary theory comes from comparative genomics, and from palaeontology in combination with various other forms of radiometric dating.

What is carbon dating?
Do you mean carbon dating? If so, the official definition is "the determination of the age or date of organic matter from the relative proportions of the carbon isotopes carbon-12 and carbon-14 that it contains".

What is radiometric dating?
Any technique which dates a material based on the known decay rate of a radioactive component of the material is a form of radiometric dating. There are many radioactive elements and thus many applications of the basic principle. Examples: Archeologists may employ the well known method of carbon 14 dating. The technique measures the radioactivity of carbon 14 in a biological sample that may have been preserved for hundreds of years or tens of thousands...

What are some benefits of carbon dating to humans?
Carbon dating is very important. Carbon dating is the radio-activity of Carbon 14 which is unstable so it emits protons once in a while in order to become a more stable isotope. Using Carbon dating, we can determine with accuracy how old something is.

What is the method called that uses the properties of atoms in rocks and other objects to determine their age?
Carbon dating is used to determine the age of various artefacts of a biological origin up to about 50,000 years. More ancient rocks can be dated by measuring the amount of decay of radioactive elements which may be present and is generically known as radiometric dating.

How do you know how old the solar system and Earth are?
The evidence is mainly from radioactive decay - measuring the ratio of different elements and isotopes. Do some reading on "radioactive dating" or "radiometric dating" for more details - for example, in the Wikipedia.

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