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Problem 32PE

Calculate the approximate number of atoms in a bacterium. Assume that the average mass of an atom in the bacterium is ten times the mass of a hydrogen atom. (Hint: The mass of a hydrogen atom is on the order of 10−27 kg and the mass of a bacterium is on the order of 10−15 kg.)

Figure 1.28 This color-enhanced photo shows Salmonella typhimurium (red) attacking human cells. These bacteria are commonly known for causing foodborne illness. Can you estimate the number of atoms in each bacterium? (credit: Rocky Mountain Laboratories, NIAID, NIH)

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Step 1<p>The average mass of bacterium and the mass of hydrogen atom is given. Since the average mass of an atom in bacterium is 10 times the mass of hydrogen, calculate the average mass of atom in bacterium from the mass of hydrogen. Then, then calculate the number of atoms in the bacterium.
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Author: Paul Peter Urone, Roger Hinrichs
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