Why don't objects pass through one another since atoms are mostly empty space?
The electrical resistance between subatomic particles is far reaching from the atomic nucleus and electron cloud. Electrons are also moving very fast. The probability cloud that determines where the electrons could be, the orbitals and the nucleus itself, are still not solid objects. Keep in mind under are current scientific understanding, no particles are "solid", they are an electromagnetic force.
2 people found this useful
Because the outsides of all atoms are negatively charged so theyrepel when they come close.
Rutherford, with his gold foil experiment.
Sound requires a solid, liquid or gas to carry the vibrations in waves. The air in the atmosphere is actually a collection of gases and so sound travels through what appears t…o be an empty space. Sound cannot travel through a vacuum so an explosion two meters away from you in space would be silent (but probably still hurt!)
It's because of the electrostatic force between a nuclei and electron(s).
The atoms that constitute your body are mostly empty space and structure such as the chair youre sitting on are composed of atoms that are also mostly empty space So why dont you fall through?
I'm not sure...I would go with: the atoms in the chair are strong, so empty space is less important because of the weight distribution. Also, my guess would be that the empty …space is mainly in an area that doesn't support your weight.. The newest theory to answer this is applied to "How do the stars and planets hang where they are?" See: Dark matter. It is believed now that it is dark matter that holds things together. . I was watching a show on National Geographic that mentioned atoms being mostly empty space. They asked this question but in the context of a batter hitting a ball. The nucleus of an atom is enveloped by electrons which repel other electrons. They also said that because of this, nothing can actually ever touch: there is always a slight gap between objects. The sensation of touch is actually you feeling the repulsion of the electrons. . EDIT: From what I understand the ratio of empty space to solid space between the nucleus of an atom and it's electron is almost an exact ratio in size and distance of the Earth to the Sun. The electron's rotation is what keeps two objects separate. However, if something were vibrating at an entirely different frequency from another thing, it would be capable of passing right through it. The speed of the electron is so extreme that even light is reflected off of it's surface making an object appear to be solid. There are many theories involving alternate dimensions and realities that vibrate on other frequency ranges, exist at the same time and place as we do, but never affect our reality.
because they are so small and so close together that there is no humanly known way to manufacture objects small enough to pass through these extremely small spaces.. So the e…mpty space is not easy to get into. Atoms have a central nucleus and electrons whizzing around the nucleus in extremely fast orbits. Sometimes there are several layers or 'shells' of orbiting electrons. The whole structure is held together by strong forces, bot easily broken. Scientists have only recently been able to split to atom, but is has taken a lot of power snd scientific expertise. Furthermore, individual atoms are bonded to other atoms, making a very strong element or material, which holds together and which prevents other atoms from passing through. For more information see Related links below this box.
Experiments by Thomas Rutherford demonstrated that alpha particles traveled through a gold filament with only slight deflection except for the rare particle that got deflect t…hrough extreme angles. The model that was devised to explain this was something mostly empty space with a dense center.
That's quite true. I have seen the amount of space in an atom that's occupied by the nucleus compared to the amount of space in the state of Texas that's occupied by a bunch o…f grapes.
Atoms are mostly empty space and structures such as a floor are composed of atoms and are therefore also empty space So why don't you fall threw the floor?
The atoms in a solid are tight and closely compacted together. They aren't liquid, whose atoms are looser than atoms in a solid; nor are they a gas, whose atoms are a LOT loos…er and spacious.
yuh been trolled
he guessed! thats why it was such a big turning event
Rutherford's Experiment In this expt, Alpha particles (Double positive charged helium atom) were bombarded on a thin gold foil. Observation:- 1) Most of the rays passed …straight through it without any deflection...(Answer to ur question) 2) Some rays were deflected through an small angle giving the sense of presence of Electrones 3) 1 out of 20000 rays was was deflected right back through the same path ( Nucleus )
The alpha particle scattering experiment by Ernest Rutherford (1911) demonstrates that more than 99.9% of an atom contains empty space.