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)
Calculate the approximate number of atoms in a bacterium.
Problem 32PE Chapter 1
Physics: Principles with Applications | 6th Edition
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