Pam and Cris in Atomland

Pam and Cris in Atomland - -9 meter = 1 nanometer (nm)...

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Pam and Cris in Atomland To visit atomland, Pam and Cris must shrink by a factor of 10 10 (10 magnitudes). This reduction is performed in four stages: (1) from normal to a millimeter (10 -3 meter); (2) next to a micrometer (10 -6 meter;. (3) next, to a nanometer (10 -9 meter); (4) finally, to an Angstrom (10 -10 meter). Here are the objects they see along the way: 10 0 meter = 1 meter stool 10 -1 meter = 0.1 meter hand 10 -2 meter = 1 centimeter (cm) fingernail; sugar cube; bee 10 -3 meter = 1 millimeter (mm) flea 10 -4 meter = 100 μm hair follicle 10 -5 meter = 10 μm animal cell 10 -6 meter = 1 micrometer (μm) bacterium; wavelength of light 10 -7 meter = 100 nm virus 10 -8 meter = 10 nm large protein molecule 10
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Unformatted text preview: -9 meter = 1 nanometer (nm) moderately-sized molecule 10-10 meter = 1 Angstrom () atom If Pam and Cris were to shrink further, they could inspect the nucleus, which is about 10-14 meter in size (0.1 picometer). Volumes: A cubic centimeter (sugar cube) is defined as a milliliter (mL, or ml). . 1000 milliliters = 1 liter, which is the volume contained in a cube 10 cm on a side. Masses: 1 mL of water has the mass of 1 gram (g). Macro units: kilo = 10 3 = 1000 = k mega = 10 6 = 1,000,000 = M giga = 10 9 = 1,000,000 = G For example, km = 1000 m Mbyte = 10 6 Bytes (used in computers) Gbyte = 10 9 Bytes (used in computers)...
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This note was uploaded on 04/12/2011 for the course CHEM 1420 taught by Professor Acree during the Spring '08 term at North Texas.

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