Problem: Assuming the diameters of the nucleus and atom are 10-4 Å and 1 - 5 Å correspondingly, what fraction of the volume of the atom is taken up by the nucleus?

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We are asked to determine the fraction of the volume of the atom that is taken up by the nucleus assuming the diameters of the nucleus and the atom are 10-4 Å and 1-5 Å (1 Å = 1x10-10 m). 


The given are:

Diameter of nucleus = 10-4 Å (1.0 x 10-14 m)

Diameter of atom = 1 – 5 Å (1.0 x 10-10 – 5.0 x 10-10m)

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Assuming the diameters of the nucleus and atom are 10-4 Å and 1 - 5 Å correspondingly, what fraction of the volume of the atom is taken up by the nucleus?