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# What percent of the atom is free space empty of mass?

Updated: 5/20/2024

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7y ago

If the atom's outer boundary is established by the "mean radius of the outermost electron orbital" or something like that, the atom is waaaaaaaaaaay over 99% free space. The hydrogen atom has a diameter over 100,000 times the diameter of the proton in it's nucleus.

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Approximately 99.9999999999999% of an atom is empty space, with the majority of the mass concentrated in the nucleus. Electrons orbit the nucleus in this vast empty space.

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