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What is the size of the nucleus?

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84 views asked May 16, 2014 in General by ajumathew (570 points)

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The size of a nucleus is not the same for all atoms. It varies with atomic number. The order of magnitude of the size of the nucleus is 10^-15 m

The size of the nucleus was first estimated by the famous Rutgherford Alpha Scattering Experiment.

Rutherford Alpha Scattering Experiment

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rutherford_scattering

http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/rutsca.html

 

The empirical formula used to calculate the nuclear size is R = R0 A^(1/3) where R0 is an empirical constant

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