The Relationship Between Matter & Empty Space in an Atom ⚛️
20 Nov 2018

The Relationship Between Matter & Empty Space in an Atom ⚛️

0.00000001% of what you thought was real, the matter around you, is actually 99.99999998% empty. As in like space; for

20 Nov 2018

0.00000001% of what you thought was real, the matter around you, is actually 99.99999998% empty. As in like space; for every second of matter in an atom, there are 32,000,000 years of empty space.

 

Let’s get an idea:

The diameter of a nucleus: 10 × 10-13

The diameter of an atom: 10  × 10-8

The ratio of the nucleus to the empty space in the atom is calculated first by calculating
10 × 10-13 ÷ 10 × 10-8 which will give you the number for a line cutting through the atom.

To a 2D  idea of the space we need to square the 100,000 and to get a 3D volume-metric type figure  you cube the 100,000 so 100,0003 is 1 × 1015 which looks something like 1,000,000,000,000,000.

 

Another way to look at it:

1 second to 1,000,000,000,000,000 seconds

1 second to 1.666666667 × 1013 minutes

1 second to 2.777777778 × 1011  hours

1 second to 1.157407407 × 1010  days

1 second to 31,709,792 years

For every second of matter there is 31,709,792 years of empty space inside of each and every atom 🤯

 

Even anotherer way to look at it:

Finding the percentage of empty space to matter. First find the volume for both the Nucleus (Vn) and the Atom (Va)

Vn = 3÷4 × π × (5×10-13)2 = 1.047197551 x 10-24 cm3

Va = 3÷4 × π × (5×10-8)2  = 1.047197551 x 10-14 cm3

To get a percentage value for this we divide Vn by Va and then multiply by 100 which gives a value of
1 x 10-8.

That looks something like only 0.00000001% of matter in any given atom.

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