How to Determine the Atomic Radius of Oxygen in Meters

By Stefan Robert

The atomic radius of oxygen is traditionally measured in picometers. Determine the atomic radius of oxygen in meters with help from an expert in computers, with two degrees in both Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, in this free video clip.

Transcript

Hi, my name is Stefan. Today, I'm going to be speaking on how to determine the atomic radius of oxygen in meters. Now by the periodic table of the elements we get the atomic radius of oxygen, that's equivalent to 48pm (Pico Meters). The p standing for Pico, and we know that Pico equals 10 to the negative 12. Now when we plug that into this number here we get Or=48x10 to the negative 12 meters. Here it is, this is a very small number and that's the atomic radius of oxygen.

About the Author

Stefan Robert is an expert in computers, with two degrees in both Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.