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Please, do you know if the diameter of the atom given in the UB is correct according to today’s science?

(477.1) 42:6.7 Each atom is a trifle over 1/100,000,000th of an inch in diameter, while an electron weighs a little more than 1/2,000th of the smallest atom, hydrogen. The positive proton, characteristic of the atomic nucleus, while it may be no larger than a negative electron, weighs almost two thousand times more.

I found this information on the internet (in centimeters):

Henry F. Holtzclaw & William R. Robinson. General Chemistry. Lexington, MA: Heath, 1988: 98. "The diameter of an atom is of the order of 10-8 cm." 0.1 nm

March, Robert H. Atom. USA: World Book Encyclopedia, 1995: 870. "The diameter of an atom ranges from about 0.1 to 0.5 nanometer." 0.1–0.5 nm


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Angel Francisco wrote:
Please, do you know if the diameter of the atom given in the UB is correct according to today’s science?

(477.1) 42:6.7 Each atom is a trifle over 1/100,000,000th of an inch in diameter …
1 inch = 2.54 cm. So, each atom is a trifle over 2.54/100,000,000th of a cm in diameter. The radius of an atom is half its diameter = 1.27/100,000,000 cm. That is 1.27 ångström (1 ångström = 1.0 × 10^-8 cm).

Under most definitions and according to today’s science, the radii of isolated neutral atoms range between 0.3 and 3 ångström (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atomic_radius). Thus, today’s science is fully in agreement with The Urantia Book’s value of 1.27 ångström..


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