Everything is 99.99% Empty and Atom is mostly Empty

We are walking on Earth. We are touching things. We feel emotional sometimes.

Everything is 99.99% empty


Although 99.99% of our body is empty.  Even everything you can see is 99.99% Empty. The whole universe is Empty space. Because 99.99% space of Atom is Empty. Between the two stars, there is vast empty space.

  How 99.99% of Atom is Empty

There are two different regions in Atom. One is nuclei which include proton and neutron. The second one is electron containing region. In nuclei protons and neutrons are tightly bonded to each other by the strong nuclear force. So, there is no empty space between them. The nucleus is surrounded by Electrons. The size of electrons is negligible compared to the nucleus.
Now, the interesting fact to know is the space between the nucleus and electrons. Atoms are 100,000 bigger than nucleus in size.

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So Why we feel something when we touch things

Why we can’t simply pass through walls. Let me tell you Empty Space is not really empty. According to the Uncertainty principle empty space is filled with a pair of particles. When the wheel rotates you can’t see space in the wheel. Electrons are also constantly moving.

According to quantum mechanics, electrons are everywhere inside the atom. When we touch we feel something. Actually, we don’t feel anything. Its electrons of your hand push electrons of other things by Electromagnetic Force. Sometimes we feel happy, sometimes sad but still, we are the way to understand the universe.

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2 thoughts on “Everything is 99.99% Empty and Atom is mostly Empty

  • April 21, 2019 at 11:24 am
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    What maintains the distance between positively charged protons and negatively charge electrons , why not colloiding?

  • April 21, 2019 at 11:51 am
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    In atom electrons repels electrons so electrons comes until both forces will be in balance with each other. According to classical mechanics electron should collide into nucleus. But here quantum mechanics comes in the picture due to very small size. According to quantum mechanics electrons lives in a shell and every shell is having some energy in the nearest shell electrons are not having enough energy to collide into nucleus.

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