Angstrom Unit  [ENDORSED]


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Debora Fernandez Clemente_ 4H
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Angstrom Unit

Postby Debora Fernandez Clemente_ 4H » Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:39 pm

Can someone explain what was the significance of the Angstrom unit from lecture?

AngieGarcia_4F
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Re: Angstrom Unit

Postby AngieGarcia_4F » Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:44 pm

It's the unit we use when measuring bond lengths. It's equivalent to 10^-10 meters, like how one nanometer equals 10^-9 meters, an Angstrom equals 10^-10 meters, and then we apply the term to bond lengths.

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Re: Angstrom Unit  [ENDORSED]

Postby sarahsalama2E » Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:45 pm

sure,
in chemistry bond lengths are typically 10^-10 m. 10^-10m is not really a convenient number but because it used so often in relation to bond lengths. An angstrom is 10^-10m. This makes it easier to refer to this value, rather than saying 10^-10m every time we can just say one angstrom. This is a non-si unit named after swedish scientist Angstrom.


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