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# There is relatively little empty space between atoms in

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## Solution for problem 10PE Chapter 11

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Problem 10PE

There is relatively little empty space between atoms in solids and liquids, so that the average density of an atom is about the same as matter on a macroscopic scale—approximately 103 kg/m3 . The nucleus of an atom has a radius about 10?5 that of the atom and contains nearly all the mass of the entire atom. (a) What is the approximate density of a nucleus? (b) One remnant of a supernova, called a neutron star, can have the density of a nucleus. What would be the radius of a neutron star with a mass 10 times that of our Sun (the radius of the Sun is 7×108 m )?

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Step-by-step solution Step 1 o f 14 Maximum mass of an atom is situated at the nucleus of the atom so the density of the nucleus is greater than the density of the atom.

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