Problem: A hydrogen atom has a diameter of approximately 1.06 ✕ 10-10 m, as defined by the diameter of the spherical electron cloud around the nucleus. The hydrogen nucleus has a diameter of approximately 2.40 ✕ 10-15 mFor a scale model, represent the diameter of the hydrogen atom by the length of an American football field (100 yards = 300 ft) and determine the diameter of the nucleus in millimeters.

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1 yard = 0.9144 m

1 m = 1000 mm

100 yard(0.9144m/1yard) = 91.44 m (1000mm/1m) = 91440 mm

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A hydrogen atom has a diameter of approximately 1.06 ✕ 10-10 m, as defined by the diameter of the spherical electron cloud around the nucleus. The hydrogen nucleus has a diameter of approximately 2.40 ✕ 10-15 m

For a scale model, represent the diameter of the hydrogen atom by the length of an American football field (100 yards = 300 ft) and determine the diameter of the nucleus in millimeters.

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