Problem: The radius of an atom of gold (Au) is about 1.35 Å.If the atom is assumed to be a sphere, what is the volume in cm3 of a single Au atom?

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We have to calculate the volume of a gold atom in cm3 units using the radius given (1.35 Å).


We have to assume that the gold atom is spherical in shape.

The volume of a sphere is calculated by this formula:

V = 43πr3

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The radius of an atom of gold (Au) is about 1.35 Å.

If the atom is assumed to be a sphere, what is the volume in cm3 of a single Au atom?

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