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Specialty Chemistry Forums => Nuclear Chemistry and Radiochemistry Forum => Topic started by: Maurik on February 24, 2005, 03:59:57 PM

Title: Sizes of subatomic particles
Post by: Maurik on February 24, 2005, 03:59:57 PM
Hey guys, Im new to the forum, Im studying Chemistry at College for my As levels and will prolly carry it on for my A2's....

less on the intro more on the question:

Ive bin doin sum "fun" research into the smalles metric sizes after finding out that 1 angstrom = 1.0 × 10^-10 meters, i could find very little beyond that I asked my father who studied chemistry at Uni and he sed Picometer was smaller, it was. I soon started to find a smaller metric measurement the smallest i found was a femtometer:

1 femtometer = 1.0 × 10^-15 meters (a quadrillionth of a meter)

I was amazed....

a friend then asked me how that compares to a gluon a quark and a planck (which i heard was the smallest length - plz remind me what length it is)

I soon thought that length like points on the edge of a circle can go on infinitely small....

Back to the femtometer, what subatomic particles operate at such a tiny size? as even bond lengths are  measured in angstroms....

Thanks and sorry for the long post :)

Title: Re:Sizes of subatomic particles
Post by: Mitch on February 24, 2005, 04:28:42 PM
It goes further then femto my friend. (