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

 Sep 28, 2020
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We would need to be given more information about the properties of gold.

 Sep 28, 2020
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Are you including the electron shell, or are you considering only the nucleus? 

 Sep 28, 2020
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Looking at a few sites it seems there is some variability in estimates of the radius of a single atom of gold.  However, 144pm seems like a reasonable value to use.  (1pm is 10-12m).

 Sep 28, 2020

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