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Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Elmer Fudd, 21 Sep 2007.

  1. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    ...there are more atoms in one glass of water than there are glasses of water in all the oceans of the world.

    (An average strand of hair is 50,000,000 atoms wide)
     
  2. SamNichols

    SamNichols New Member

    Location:
    Colne, Lancs
    How big are the glasses? If the glasses are two molecules wide, is that still true? Or are we accepting an average of 200ml?
     
  3. OP
    OP
    Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    Same size glass you pedantic bugger :blush: !!!

    Are you simoncc's alter ego ??? :o)
     
  4. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    There are three atoms in a row.

    How many ducks could they hold?
     
  5. trustysteed

    trustysteed Guest

    if an atom falls in the forest and there's no-one there to hear it, does the duck quack?
     
  6. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    i can see this thread might atom bomb
     
  7. trustysteed

    trustysteed Guest

    stop ducking the issue.
     
  8. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    Excellent fact Fudd. I love stuff like that. Provide more please!
     
  9. JamesAC

    JamesAC Senior Member

    Location:
    London
    There once was a cat, 'twas a tom,
    Which jumped up and down, with aplomb.
    One day it jumped high
    Right into the sky
    And came down again, a tom bomb!
     
  10. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    The earth actually has seven moons.
     
  11. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    Rubbish, I can only think of six:

    Alfie Moon, Nana Moon, Spencer Moon, actual moon, Jake Moon and Danny Moon.
     
  12. Cab

    Cab New Member

    Location:
    Cambridge
    Hmmm...

    200ml? So 200g or so.

    Thats 11.1 moles of water.

    Multiply by Avogadros constant, I make that something in the region of 6.7x10 to the power of 24 molecules. Multiply by three for the number of atoms, about 2 x 10 to the 25.

    6.6 times ten to the 9 people in the world... There are many, many, many more orders of magnitude more atoms in a glass of water than there are glasses. Unless every person owns, like, 10 to the power of 15 glasses.
     
  13. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    Button.
     
  14. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
  15. jonathan ellis

    jonathan ellis Well-Known Member

    Location:
    London