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Scaling up a hydrogen atom by Syahir-SQRT2 Scaling up a hydrogen atom by Syahir-SQRT2
Only now had I realized how minute is the hydrogen atom... and still, it is the most abundant element in the universe.



This is a "what if" drawing that answers my thought; "what if the hydrogen atom is scaled up?". It is made out of boredom and after some random reading through the Wikipedia article: Orders of magnitude (length). So, that's why I don't put much work in it. The places in the background... I know, they're badly drawn. Sorry, I don't have skillful hands. ^^;

The width of the hydrogen atom that is used in this scale is 50 picometer, or 0.000000005 cm, or about 2/1000000000 inches in diameter. Note that this is the empirical diameter of a hydrogen atom, and is different from the calculated diameter and the covalent diameter of the atom.

The size of a proton is about 1.5 femtometer, or 0.0015 picometer. The size of an electron is about 1 attometer, or 0.001 femtometer.



Conversion table (just for the heck of it)
1 meter = 1000 millimeter
1 millimeter = 1000000000 picometer
1 picometer = 1000 femtometer
1 femtometer = 1000 attometer

1 millimeter = 0.0393701 inches



Further reading
Central Park: [link]
Miller Field, Staten Island: [link]
Orders of magnitude (length): [link]
Hydrogen atom: [link]
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