zoe asked in Science & MathematicsPhysics · 3 months ago

quick physics question?

Why is it that, regardless of the elements, atoms are all nearly the same size relative to each other, but when we look at their masses they vary greatly?

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  • 3 months ago

    they are NOT the same size.

    Note that mass varies with the third power of diameter. So an atom twice the size has 8 times the mass.

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