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4:08 am and the clock goes tick-tick-tick Musings

Putting aside the question of mass then, bear with me it’s important or not,

There was I thinking

“What if you could shrink yourself”

UnknownThis lead me to thinking about falling through the gaps between the threads in the sheet of the bed and falling to the floor. Size is relevant here, that would be a terribly long drop.

So stand on the ground floor and do it then. Well and good,

You want to keep shrinking though, smaller and smaller.

You’d fall between the gaps of the molecules wouldn’t you?, What if you keep striking so you could see individual atoms? What if you kept shrinking and could see the gaps? Down to Atom level?

Atoms are the smallest unit that defines the chemical elements and their isotopes. Every substance, be it solid, liquid, or gas is made up of atoms. Atoms are tiny. The size of atoms is measured in picometers (trillionths of a meter). A single strand of human hair is about one million carbon atoms wide.

Every atom is composed of a nucleus made of protons and neutrons (hydrogen-1 has no neutrons). The nucleus is surrounded by a cloud of electrons. The electrons in an atom are bound to the atom by the electromagnetic force.

What if you got to be so small you could see the gaps between the protons and neutrons? What would that look like?

What would happen if you could push one electron out of the cloud surrounding the nucleus? Like actually literally push it out?

Then of course I thought why not just build a microscope and be done with the question of retention of mass?


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This entry was posted on December 15, 2014 by in Justsaying, The 4am Musings and tagged , , , .

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