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Solution: A hydrogen atom has a diameter of 1.06 3 10210 m. The nucleus of the hydrogen atom has a diameter of approximately 2.40 3 10215 m. (a) For a scale model represent the diameter of the hydrogen atom by the playing length of an American football field (100 yards 5 300 ft) and determine the diameter of the nucleus in millimeters. (b) Find the ratio of the volume of the hydrogen atom to the volume of its nucleus.

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A hydrogen atom has a diameter of 1.06 3 10210 m. The nucleus of the hydrogen atom has a diameter of approximately 2.40 3 10215 m. (a) For a scale model represent the diameter of the hydrogen atom by the playing length of an American football field (100 yards 5 300 ft) and determine the diameter of the nucleus in millimeters. (b) Find the ratio of the volume of the hydrogen atom to the volume of its nucleus.