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How big is an atom of gold?
Asked by: M Hardy

Answer

The approximate atomic radius of gold is 0.1441 nanometers or 0.1441 x 10-9 meters (i.e. 0.1441 millionth of a milimeter!)
Answered by: Paul Turek, PE


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'The mathematician's patterns, like the painter's or the poets, must be beautiful; the ideas, like the colours or the words, must fit together in a harmonious way. Beauty is the first test: there is no permanent place in the world for ugly mathematics.'

Godfrey Hardy
(1877-1947)


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