# Problem: You are given a cube of silver metal that measures 1.050 cm on each edge. The density of silver is 10.5 g/cm3.Because atoms are spherical, they cannot occupy all of the space of the cube. The silver atoms pack in the solid in such a way that 74% of the volume of the solid is actually filled with the silver atoms. Calculate the volume of a single silver atom.

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Determine the number of atoms fist:

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You are given a cube of silver metal that measures 1.050 cm on each edge. The density of silver is 10.5 g/cm3.

Because atoms are spherical, they cannot occupy all of the space of the cube. The silver atoms pack in the solid in such a way that 74% of the volume of the solid is actually filled with the silver atoms. Calculate the volume of a single silver atom.

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