Chemistry Conversions Help?
Please explain if you can, I am not just trying to get the answer, I need help understanding.
The distance between two bonded atoms (the bond length), is usually in units of picometers, where 1.00 m = 1.00 x 10^12 pm (or 1.00 x 10^-12 m) What is the distance between two triply bonded carbon atoms, in units of miles, if the bond length is 121 pm?
- pisgahchemistLv 71 month ago
I'm sorry, but that's just silly. It's your teacher's feeble attempt to get you to learn about conversion factors. One would never use "miles" for such a measurement.
121 pm x (1 m / 1x10^12 pm) x (1 km / 1000m) x (1 mi / 1.609 km) = 7.52x10^-14 mi