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A hydrogen atom has a diameter of approximately 1.06 x 10-10, as defined by the diameter of the spherical electron cloud around the nucleus. The hydrogen nucleus has a diameter of approximately 2.40 x 10-15 m. (a) For a scale model, represent the diameter of the hydrogen atom by the length of an American football field (100 yd = 300 ft), and determine the diameter of the nucleus in millimeters. (b) The atom is how many times larger in volume than its nucleus?

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