How Small Is An Atom? Spoiler: Very Small.

  • Published on: 20 January 2015
  • Atoms are very weird. Wrapping your head around exactly how weird, is close to impossible – how can you describe something that is SO removed from humans experience? But then again, they kind of make up everything, so let us try anyways.

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    How small is an atom? Spoiler: Very small


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    How Small is an Atom? Spoiler: Very small.

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  • Sicko_saiyan
    Sicko_saiyan   2 days ago

    I'm in 5th grade and this is helpful for my test

  • Apptor
    Apptor   4 days ago

    What the fuck is a rice corn

  • Jeff Kevin
    Jeff Kevin   5 days ago

    Never trust an atom; they make up everything.

  • Wot
    Wot   6 days ago

    Why does the girl at 4:06 have a pokeball belt?🤔

  • Tenly2009
    Tenly2009   6 days ago

    For a long time, we thought that atoms were the smallest thing that existed in the universe. Now, scientists are saying that quarks are - and that the Planck length is the smallest size possible. How confident are we that this is true and that we will not find out someday that a quark can be broken down into trillions of some new thing that we have yet to discover...?

  • Manahil Saleem
    Manahil Saleem   1 weeks ago

    OMG!!!Atoms are so small!!!Thanks for telling!!!!👏😘

  • anonymous cheez
    anonymous cheez   1 weeks ago

    it took my chemistry teacher like 30 mins to explain this

  • Evan Woods
    Evan Woods   1 weeks ago

    If all atoms one an element are the same then wth are isotopes and ions?

  • E Kibs
    E Kibs   1 weeks ago

    "Do you feel confused right now?" Yes, sexually.

  • Kまふ
    Kまふ   1 weeks ago


  • Emile Lalande
    Emile Lalande   2 weeks ago

    the amount of neutron can vary for every atom of hydrogen (most of them have 0 neutron) so they are not the same

  • M Eight
    M Eight   2 weeks ago

    845 brainless antimatters:p

  • Gabbo717
    Gabbo717   2 weeks ago

    2:29 its incorrect... there are maximum 2 electrons in the first circle

  • Dirk Knight
    Dirk Knight   2 weeks ago

    Atoms are actually fairly large. We are now probing scales that are billions of times smaller.

  • Daria Marinescu
    Daria Marinescu   3 weeks ago

    Me and the entire class laughed our asses off at 2:00. I came here to check out the video that our chem teach showed us and leave a like

  • Rahul Raj
    Rahul Raj   4 weeks ago

    Hey why is there a poster for crash course on 4:36

  • BossKillerRobux YT
    BossKillerRobux YT   4 weeks ago

    I got this video from my Usborne Science Encyclopedia by scanning the QR code in a page that forgot where it is lol

  • Michael V
    Michael V   1 months ago

    So shape of atoms matches at best with wallpapers from the 70's 😄

  • CashCow 37
    CashCow 37   1 months ago

    being completely honest I really love Steve's voice for some reason

  • paul guillory
    paul guillory   1 months ago

    all hydrogen is the same ehisotopes would like to know your location