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#### kevinkevin

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##### conversion factor
« on: June 07, 2012, 07:20:25 PM »
I can't believe how much trouble I am having finding this information!  I am working on a personal science problem, which is my favorite thing to do, but in order to proceed I need a way to convert a cubic angstrom to a more common measure of volume, like ml, or cm cubed.  Does anyone know a conversion factor which can help me out?  Thanks!

#### Arkcon

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##### Re: conversion factor
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2012, 07:27:49 PM »
A quick Google tells me an angstrom is defined as 100 picometers, or 1×10−10 m.  Its not an official SI unit, but still in wide use.
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#### kevinkevin

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##### Re: conversion factor
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2012, 01:19:12 AM »
Will I be able to use a picometer as an effective way of representing volume?  My goal is to end up in L or ml.

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##### Re: conversion factor
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2012, 03:45:18 AM »
1 cm is 10-2 m, volume of a cube with an edge length 1 cm is 10-2 m × 10-2 m × 10-2 m = 10-6 m3.
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#### kevinkevin

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##### Re: conversion factor
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2012, 02:23:28 PM »
Thank you!  Now I can continue on!