You first have to define what you mean by empty space. To do that, you have to define what you mean by space that is not empty - ie. what does it mean for space to be full or occupied?PIT2 said:Recently i read:
"atoms turn out to be 99.99999999% empty space"
(source: http://www.futurehi.net/docs/Reality_Consciousness.html [Broken] )
Is this correct?
Does a more accurate measurement of the percentage of empty space in an atom exist?
Depends on how you were planning to extract the energy.(1) how much energy -- nuclear plus other(s)? -- is contained in carbon atoms, hydrogen atoms, oxygen atoms, and the other atoms that make up the human body;
Remarkably similair for most living things -(2) the percentages of each relevant atom in the human body;
Oxygen has an atomic mass of 16 so there are 1 mole of oxygen atoms in 16g of oxygen.(3) the average number of atoms in a 180-lbs. human body;
Atoms don't have an energy as such.and (4) a calculation of how much energy is contained in a 180-lbs. human body based on these figures?
Combustion of a single simple sugar molecule (C6H12O6 + 6O2 -> 6H2O + 6CO2) yields about 29 eV.Does anyone have figures for, or know where I can find: (1) how much energy -- nuclear plus other(s)? -- is contained in carbon atoms, hydrogen atoms, oxygen atoms, and the other atoms that make up the human body;
Corvus, I see this is your first post here so you may have missed looking at the rules, which is something you should do if you plan on hanging around.The “empty” space between the nucleus of an atom and the electron may be filled with “dark energy”?