The mass of a copper atom is 5.30 10-25 kg, and the density of copper is 8 920 kg/m3 .
(a) Determine the number of atoms in 1 cm3 of copper.
(b) Visualize the one cubic centimeter as formed by stacking up identical cubes, with one copper atom at the center of each. Determine the volume of each cube.
(c) Find the edge dimension of each cube, which represents an estimate for the spacing between atoms.
The Attempt at a Solution
Well, the book the book we are using for this class "Physics for Scientists and Engineers" by Serway has no right being used in an Introductory Physics class.
I re-read the relevant chapter THREE times and still haven't figured out how to solve this.
Therefore, I used my intuition alone.
Using the info I have:
3.06*10^(-25)kg= (8,920kg/m^3)*1cm^3 = M=D*V
I cancelled the volumes but that won't left over any missing variables.
I googled for alternatives and my textbook absolutely does not point us in any direction regarding this question. Please help.
Thanks in advance.